This book gathers the proceedings of the 21st Engineering Applications of Neural Networks Conference, which is supported by the International Neural Networks Society (INNS). Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been following a unique course, characterized by alternating growth spurts and “AI winters.” Today, AI is an essential component of the fourth industrial revolution and enjoying its heyday. Further, in specific areas, AI is catching up with or even outperforming human beings. This book offers a comprehensive guide to AI in a variety of areas, concentrating on new or hybrid AI algorithmic approaches with robust applications in diverse sectors.
One of the advantages of this book is that it includes robust algorithmic approaches and applications in a broad spectrum of scientific fields, namely the use of convolutional neural networks (CNNs), deep learning and LSTM in robotics/machine vision/engineering/image processing/medical systems/the environment; machine learning and meta learning applied to neurobiological modeling/optimization; state-of-the-art hybrid systems; and the algorithmic foundations of artificial neural networks.