One synthesis of Stuart Russel’s reflections on Deep Learning:
“ Some deep learning networks get up to one thousand layers or more … The deep learning hypothesis suggests that many layers make it easier for the learning algorithm to find a predictor, to set all the connection strengths in the network so that it does a good job. … to a large extent, it’s still a kind of magic, because it really didn’t have to happen that way. why this happens is still anyone’s guess.”
in Marty Ford’s new book: principal architects of AI.
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