Neural Connection Calculation
In a neural network, a term that refers to the primary calculation of multiplying the strength of a neural connection by the input to that connection (which is either the output of another neuron or an initial input to the system) and then adding this product to the accumulated sum of such products from other connections to this neuron. This operation is highly repetitive, so neural computers are optimized for performing it.
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