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Guest Editor’s Concluding Remarks―Advances in Usage of ANN, Discussion of an Unsolved Problem, and Some Differences between Papers Written by Engineers and by Physicians

Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital, Karp Family Research Labs 12, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115, USA
Sensors 2009, 9(10), 8126-8129; https://doi.org/10.3390/s91008126
Received: 5 August 2009 / Revised: 18 August 2009 / Accepted: 28 August 2009 / Published: 16 October 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Neural Networks and Sensors)
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I take this opportunity to discuss a few things that I have learned from being Guest Editor of this special issue of Sensors devoted to Neural Networks and Sensors. The advancement in artificial neural network (ANN) technology is very impressive. The wide variety of fields in which this technology applies in the form of practical applications to clearly identifiable real problems demonstrates that ANNs are being routinely used to solve non-trivial problems. I mention that because A. K. Dewdney wrote in 1997 that while ANNs have been used to solve a few toy problems, he was surprised that anyone takes them seriously as general problem-solving tools [1]. The ANN applications reported by Yu Liu et al. [2], Erkan Beşdok [3], Guillermo Zatorre et al. [4], Amir Jabbari et al. [5], Mohamed Lamine Hafiane et al. [6], Kai-Wei Chiang et al. [7], Raúl Vicen-Bueno et al. [8], Juan L. Pedreño-Molina et al. [9], and P. B. Garcia-Allende et al. [10] are far more than toy applications. The lesson to be learned here is that it is a bad idea to publically bet against technological progress in computer applications. [...] View Full-Text
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Retsky, M.W. Guest Editor’s Concluding Remarks―Advances in Usage of ANN, Discussion of an Unsolved Problem, and Some Differences between Papers Written by Engineers and by Physicians. Sensors 2009, 9, 8126-8129. https://doi.org/10.3390/s91008126

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Retsky MW. Guest Editor’s Concluding Remarks―Advances in Usage of ANN, Discussion of an Unsolved Problem, and Some Differences between Papers Written by Engineers and by Physicians. Sensors. 2009; 9(10):8126-8129. https://doi.org/10.3390/s91008126

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Retsky, Michael W. 2009. "Guest Editor’s Concluding Remarks―Advances in Usage of ANN, Discussion of an Unsolved Problem, and Some Differences between Papers Written by Engineers and by Physicians" Sensors 9, no. 10: 8126-8129. https://doi.org/10.3390/s91008126

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