A bitter, better lesson
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Rich Sutton is expressing some frustration in his short essay on computation and simple methods beating smart methods again and again.
Rodney Brooks answers with great arguments on why this is not really the case, and how we're just hiding human ingenuity and smartness better.
They're both mostly right, and it was interesting to read the arguments on both sides. And yet, not really new - it's mostly rehashing the arguments from The unreasonable effectiveness of data by Alon Halevy, Peter Norvig, and Fernando Pereira ten years ago. But nicely updated and much shorter. So worth a read!
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