ARTICLE SERIES: “Understanding Digital Capitalism III” Part 4

Deep Learning in the Black Box

AI pioneer Marvin Minski called it a suitcase word: learning. Almost everything about Artificial Intelligence seems so blurred, subjective and misleading. Machine learning in neural networks is fundamentally different from the way humans do it: It takes a large amount of data to identify patterns. The standard model of machine learning with its multiple layers leads to a peculiar phenomenon: the software becomes a black box.

Illustration: Susann Massute