it is noise. Focus…ble to buy a textbook that will neatly sum up every AI advance that has happened from 2010 to 2020. The flood of content being published today may look important, but most of it is noise. Focus on the big questions.
…e best path to gaining expertise. The best path is a path that gets you to grow fast, open-endedly. And you will learn the fastest by working on a large variety of projects in situations of teamwork and close mentorship from experts. In practice, the typical Ph.D. program looks nothing like that.
…systems we have today, if we apply them systematically to every problem they can potentially solve. Machine learning is, in a way, the steam power of our era: a pretty basic mechanism that nonetheless has the potential to profoundly change the world when used at scale.