Deep Learning

It is generally hard to make predictions, especially when they are about the future. I’ll make one, however: the current fad known as “Deep Learning” will create the biggest wave of over-hyped, irreproducible and hence ultimately wrong publications in decades. First, what is “Deep Learning”? Deep learning is the name given to a combination of two things: neural networks and lots of data. “Hang on,” I hear you say, “neural networks?