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From the Computational Genetics Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania (www.epistasis.org)

Thursday, May 03, 2018

AI researchers allege that machine learning is alchemy

This is a really nice piece in Science on the limitation and challenges of machine learning. Highly recommended reading.

"Without deep understanding of..basic tools needed to build & train new algorithms, researchers creating AIs resort to hearsay, like medieval alchemists. "People gravitate around cargo-cult practices," relying on "folklore & magic spells"