Things I knew before: Part 115 Mar 2016
Well obviously machine learning is none of that. Here are a few misconceptions people have:
- Machines learn faster than humans: Well, sure. Show a 5 year old a picture of a dog and tell him that it is a dog. He will recognise it is sitting, standing, eating, bathing etc. Show a single picture to the worlds fastest supercomputer presently existing, pin it to the best learning algorithm, and voilà, the computer learns in seconds with an accuracy of astonishing 1%.
It is all hocus-pocus: To start with, it is not complicated at all. To master it, maybe a bit. But it is not magic. I guess that was the only part that made it a bit unimpressive. From your Amazon recommendations to Stanford’s 4 feet AI robot, it is all logic and intuition, with a bit of mathematics.
You need to write tonnes of code: For some parts, yes. But for most of it, a lot of work has been done already, which is open source. You can just copy it up. And no one calls you a cheat. Have a look :
If you have the right dependencies at the right places, the code above can do this :
10 lines of code to build a face detector. Have a look at the full gesture, age etc. detction pipelines here