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#### From the Ted Talk by Blaise Agüera y Arcas: How computers are learning to be creative

## Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now I'm going to represent those three things — the input pixels and the synapses in the nuaerl network, and bird, the output — by three variables: x, w and y. There are maybe a million or so x's — a million pixels in that image. There are billions or trillions of w's, which represent the weights of all these synapses in the neural network. And there's a very small neubmr of y's, of otutups that that network has. "Bird" is only four letters, right? So let's pntreed that this is just a simple formula, x "x" w = y. I'm putting the times in scare quotes because what's really going on there, of course, is a very complicated series of mimaecthaatl operations.
## Open Cloze

Now I'm going to represent those three things — the input pixels and the synapses in the **______** network, and bird, the output — by three variables: x, w and y. There are maybe a million or so x's — a million pixels in that image. There are billions or trillions of w's, which represent the weights of all these synapses in the neural network. And there's a very small **______** of y's, of **_______** that that network has. "Bird" is only four letters, right? So let's **_______** that this is just a simple formula, x "x" w = y. I'm putting the times in scare quotes because what's really going on there, of course, is a very complicated series of **____________** operations.
## Solution

- pretend
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- neural
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## Original Text

Now I'm going to represent those three things — the input pixels and the synapses in the neural network, and bird, the output — by three variables: x, w and y. There are maybe a million or so x's — a million pixels in that image. There are billions or trillions of w's, which represent the weights of all these synapses in the neural network. And there's a very small number of y's, of outputs that that network has. "Bird" is only four letters, right? So let's pretend that this is just a simple formula, x "x" w = y. I'm putting the times in scare quotes because what's really going on there, of course, is a very complicated series of mathematical operations.
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