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Generalizing universal function approximators

At the heart of many challenges in scientific research lie complex equations for which no analytical solutions exist. A new neural network model called DeepONet can learn to approximate nonlinear functions as well as operators.

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Fig. 1: DeepONet translates the theoretically known ability of neural networks to approximate mathematical operators into a working implementation.

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Higgins, I. Generalizing universal function approximators. Nat Mach Intell 3, 192–193 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s42256-021-00318-x

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