Machine Learning or Medieval Alchemy?

Every year brightest minds engaged in the space of Machine Learning and neuroscience meet and discuss their latest research in a scientific conference, NIPS,  Topics covered are extensive covering intersection of science and ML, as computer vision, cognitive science and information theory.  Last year, NIPS’17 was held at Long Beach CA,

There was one presentation in particular, was unique in its honesty and openness. Ali Rahmi has made some interesting correlations between Medieval Alchemy vs modern day machine learning.

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Its about 23mins video, and it does provide unique perspective and awareness on risks associated with Machine Learning. With the latest hype and buzz on anything related to AI-ML its easy to get caught up. This talk may caution you and take it slowly…

Youtube Video 

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