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Machine Learning as Art (wesleytansey.com)
7 points by tansey 1431 days ago | 1 comment



... and the point is?

You can ignore 90% of the machine learning literature, treat the whole thing as a craft rather than a science and use OPAL/PA-II or an averaged perceptron (which are closely related with proven 50s and 60s machine learning technology, but are very well-understood these days), with regularization.

It doesn't necessarily take a PhD to realize that, but fortunately (for me) you'll need a PhD to convincingly sell that point to non-machine learning people.

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