Really great article. I would like to raise something that seems VERY important to me, something that is often kept under the carpet: Machine Learning is 99% of the time about classification and not about prediction.
The word “prediction” must be used with caution:
Very well said. Thank you for doing that.
The number of Bitcoin backers picking and choosing from economic theory, if they have consulted it at all, is mind-boggling and quite discouraging. My Medium feed is overwhelmed with self-serving arguments, and quite often circular logic, in favour of Bitcoin and its cousins.