How to annoy a machine learner

A Few Useful Things to Know about Machine Learning (PDF):

But bear in mind that features that look irrelevant in isolation may be relevant in combination. For example, if the class is an XOR of k input features, each of them by itself carries no information about the class. (If you want to annoy machine learners, bring up XOR).

A fun paper, distilling the “folk wisdom” aspects of machine learning that take up the majority of time into pithy and amusing quotes. Others have already commented on the value it.

Mark Hepburn 26 February 2013
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