I’ve answered all of that in an earlier article:
It means… it’s a quote from the article that is linked in that paragraph. A quote in a list of quotes intended to spark curiosity, not stand alone as an argument.
All will be explained if you read the link.
But actually, based on your note, I think you’d prefer this combo: first read this and this…
You’ve actually hit the bullseye! This is exactly what I’m alluding to when I say that researchers making new spacecraft should prioritize interpretability, but applied engineers might prefer performance.
Lower performance where the mechanism can be shared with the research community (and no one is being asked to fly in the…
All the bits where you need to think carefully are here to stay. But we can look forward to the repetitive clickity clack of data prep and feature engineering (stuff you could instruct a teen to do for you after showing some examples of what you want) being reduced. Which is awesome — more thinking, less drudgery.
When I teach this topic in a live lecture, I usually touch on some additional nuances, which it took a bucket of willpower to leave out in the interest of brevity. Getting inspired by data is a beautiful thing and I’m a huge advocate of exploratory data analysis. You’ll see me write very positive articles praising the kind of work you mention.