Ali Rahimi's talk at NIPS and his comparison of ML to Alchemy. Well delivered and spot on in many aspects. has a different opinion:
's take on & talk. I didn't take it as theory vs. DL. Theory not only tool for rigor. NN progress is awesome, but rigor in DL experiments not uniform: simple experiments, stronger baselines, deeper understanding help everyone
One of the big talking points at #NIPS2017 so far is 's comparison of machine learning to alchemy--and the response by : Personally, I think Ali made an important point that certainly isn't well understood by the public.
"It's not called alchemy, it's called engineering." Interesting response from and discussion of Ali Rahmi's test of time talk
Shots fired - responds to 's much discussed talk: #NIPS2017