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An Intelligibility Crisis in Machine Learning


A surprising amount of research in artificial intelligence, and particularly in the field of machine learning, is being carried out by people who don't understand what they are doing, and yielding software that behaves in ways that are impossible to explain or understand. As a result, much of the work is difficult or impossible to reproduce or confirm.

“AI Researchers Allege that Machine Learning Is Alchemy”
Matthew Hutson, Science, May 3, 2018

#artificial-intelligence #machine-learning #intelligibility-crisis

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created June 1, 2014 · last revised December 10, 2018