LeCun vs. Rahimi: Has Machine Learning Become Alchemy?

Google’s Ali Rahimi put it bluntly in his NIPS presentation: “Machine learning has become alchemy.” The words triggered Facebook’s Yann LeCun to fight back. Read more

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Imagine our world later in this century, when machines have gotten better. Cars and trucks drive themselves, and there’s hardly ever an accident.  Robots root through the earth for raw materials, and miners are never trapped. Robotic surgeons rarely ...

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