How popular are neural networks over the years?

This post deals with popularity of neural networks over years. The following graphics presents the number of entries in Google Scholar for Neural networks and Deep learning:

Google Scholar chart for Neural networks and Deep learning

Deep learning becomes more popular while neural networks exhibits a downward slope.

Google scholar, deep-learning vs neural networks

In many books or blogs, you'll read that neural networks have known a golden age in the 60's and a dark age (AI winter) in the 1970. Not so sure according the the constantly increasing number of research papers published in during these decades:

Golden age (or not) of Neural Networks

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Last update : 12/22/2021