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> It's the kind of problem that requires incredible amounts of data, hardware, and theory to make any progress.

I wouldn't be surprised if the opposite was true, at least with the theory part. AI didn't really go anywhere for decades, because people focused too much on theory.

Otherwise, there's a lot of data and hardware at your disposal, even from the comfort of your home.

> Wouldn't it make more sense for him to join a cutting-edge team, like DeepMind or OpenAI?

You mean they guys that are training with videogames that people like John developed?

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