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The longer you work with ML, the more you discover that it's almost exclusively about handling data.

It's also one critique I have to the world of academia. When learning ML in academia, 9 of 10 times you work with clean and neat toy datasets.

Then you go out in the "real world" and instantly get hit with reality: You're gonna spend 80% of the time fixing data.

With that said, I think that 10 year from now, ML is going to be almost exclusively SaaS with very high levels of abstraction, with very little coding for the average user. Maybe some light scripting here and there, but I mostly just drag'n drop stuff.

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