The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Data

March 26, 2009

Posted by Fernando Pereira, Google Research

Alon Halevy, Peter Norvig, and I argue that we should stop acting as if our goal is to author extremely elegant theories, and instead embrace complexity and make use of the best ally we have: the unreasonable effectiveness of data. See the full article here (IEEE Intelligent Systems, March/April 2009).