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Comment author: Dr_Manhattan 20 January 2016 06:07:49PM 1 point [-]

reason? (I intuitively agree with you, just curious)

Comment author: DanielVarga 23 January 2016 09:37:41AM 0 points [-]

Here is one reason, but it's up for debate:

Deep learning courses rush through logistic regression and usually just mention SVMs. Arguably it's important for understanding deep learning to take the time to really, deeply understand how these linear models work, both theoretically and practically, both on synthetic data and on high dimensional real life data.

More generally, there are a lot of machine learning concepts that deep learning courses don't have enough time to introduce properly, so they just mention them, and you might get a mistaken impression about their relative importance.

Another related thing: right now machine learning competitions are dominated by gradient boosting. Deep learning, not really. This says nothing about starting with deep learning or not, but a good argument against stopping at deep learning.

Comment author: DanielVarga 05 December 2015 11:00:12PM 3 points [-]

In the last two days I alone wrote a prototype that can take a whiteboard photo, and automatically turn it into a mindmap-like zoomable chart. Pieces of the chart then can be rearranged and altered individually:

https://prezi.com/igaywhvnam2y/whiteboard-prezi-2015-12-04-152935/

This was part of a company hackathon, and I had some infrastructure to help me regarding the visualization, but with the shape recognition/extraction, it was just me and the nasty python bindings for OpenCV.

Comment author: Tem42 31 July 2015 05:38:42AM 4 points [-]

For some reason your link is not loading for me, but here is another CDC link: Percent Distributions of TBI-related Emergency Department Visits by Age Group and Injury Mechanism . Falls are big causes of TBI for the under four crowd and the over 65 crowd. The 5-14 and 45-64 groups also fall a lot... but only about half as much. But, also look at this: Percent Distributions of TBI-related Deaths by Age Group and Injury Mechanism.

Comment author: DanielVarga 31 July 2015 12:59:50PM 1 point [-]

Oh my god, look at 0-4-year old assaults, both ED visits and deaths. (Assault is the leading TBI-related cause of death for 0-4-year olds.) Some of those falling 4 year olds were assaulted.

Comment author: Mark_Friedenbach 26 May 2015 06:06:29PM *  2 points [-]

Einstein repeatedly hit success in his lifetime

Actually he did not. He got lucky early in his career, and pretty much coasted on that into irrelevance. His intuition allowed him to solve problems related to relativity, the photoelectric effect, Brownian motion, and a few other significant contributions within the span of a decade, early in his career. And then he went off the deep end following his intuition down a number of dead-ending rabbit holes for the rest of his life. He died in Princeton in 1955 having made no further significant contributions to physics after is 1916 invention of general relativity. Within the physics community (I am a trained physicist), Einstein's story is retold more often as a cautionary tale than a model to emulate.

Comment author: DanielVarga 27 May 2015 10:13:24PM 3 points [-]

There are worse fates than not being able to top your own discovery of general relativity.

Comment author: Benito 27 February 2015 11:20:19PM 1 point [-]

I would kindly request that you include this one.

Comment author: DanielVarga 27 February 2015 11:31:11PM *  3 points [-]

That's not a top-level comment, so it's excluded by my script from this version. I won't manually edit the output, sorry. There's another version where non-top-level comments are kept, too. Your quote is in there:

Comment author: DanielVarga 27 February 2015 10:59:37PM 2 points [-]

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Comment author: DanielVarga 27 February 2015 11:01:27PM 2 points [-]

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Comment author: DanielVarga 27 February 2015 10:59:37PM 2 points [-]

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Comment author: DanielVarga 27 February 2015 11:00:18PM 3 points [-]

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Comment author: DanielVarga 27 February 2015 10:59:37PM 2 points [-]

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Comment author: DanielVarga 27 February 2015 10:54:34PM *  3 points [-]

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Comment author: DanielVarga 27 February 2015 10:57:44PM 2 points [-]

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Comment author: DanielVarga 27 February 2015 10:54:34PM *  3 points [-]

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