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"almost everything produced by ML could have been produced, more cheaply, using a very dumb heuristic you coded up by hand, because mostly the ML is trained by feeding it examples of what humans did while following a very dumb heuristic."

this article is so good and also full of hilarious quotes

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“...their hard work, their persistence, their creativity, reveals their competency and their value, but not their humanity.”

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Nobody Knows How to Learn a Language: the first in a forthcoming series of posts about a new theory of language learning. Achieving fluency is rare, existing language learning models are poor, so methods are incomplete or bad.

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