• The company credits the significant drop in large part to the introduction of brain-like “neural networks” into its spam filters that can learn to recognize junk mail and phishing messages by analyzing large quantities across an enormous collection of computers.
  • Roughly speaking, these neural networks are vast collections of machines that mimic the networks of neurons in the brain.
  • Other companies are exploring the use of neural networks as filtering tools. Twitter plans to use the technology as a way of detecting not only junk mail pushed onto its social networks, but also inappropriately nasty messages.

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