A Tutorial on Spiking Neural Networks for Beginners

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Despite being quite effective in a variety of tasks across industries, deep learning is constantly evolving, proposing new neural network (NN) architectures, deep learning (DL) tasks, and even brand new concepts of the next generation of NNs, such as the Spiking Neural Network (SNN). SNN was introduced by the researchers at Heidelberg University and the University of Bern developing as a fast and energy-efficient technique for computing using spiking neuromorphic substrates. In this article, we will mostly discuss Spiking Neural Network as a variant of neural network. We will also try to understand how is it different from the traditional neural networks. Below is a list of the important topics to be tackled.