# Basics of Autoencoders

Get to know autoencoders and variational autoencoders and what differentiates them.

Before we discuss variational autoencoders, let’s first see how the standard autoencoders work.

Autoencoders are simple neural networks such that their output is their input.

It is as simple as that.

Their goal is to learn how to reconstruct the input data.

But how is it possible? The trick is their structure.

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