Jon-Lark Kim (김종락) from Sogang University presented a talk at Discrete Math Seminar on April 18, 2019. The title of his talk was “Introduction to Boolean functions with Artificial Neural Network“.

## Jon-Lark Kim (김종락), Introduction to Boolean functions with Artificial Neural Network

A Boolean function is a function from the set Q of binary vectors of length n (i.e., the binary n-dimensional hypercube) to $F_2=\{0,1\}$. It has several applications to complexity theory, digital circuits, coding theory, and cryptography.

In this talk we give a connection between Boolean functions and Artificial Neural Network. We describe how to represent Boolean functions by Artificial Neural Network including linear and polynomial threshold units and sigmoid units. For example, even though a linear threshold function cannot realize XOR, a polynomial threshold function can do it. We also give currently open problems related to the number of (Boolean) linear threshold functions and polynomial threshold functions.