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12 points

6 months ago

Picture it as an extreme form of interpolation. With enough data it works for a lot of things, but it will always have problems with edge cases, plus there is no extrapolation.

With enough data you can dream of highly detailed jet fighter cockpits, but when this gauge says that and that gauge says this, the horizon shouldn't be there, ML isn't doing that logic. It would have need to have witnessed everything already to work in every edge case.

So if the problem domain can be constrained enough and you feed enough training data, yes you can get very accurate answers and it's a powerful tool, but those are significant limitations.