I think this text actually captures my unease with deep learning. I used a realist approach in my academic career, and the instrumentalist approach #DeepLearning takes just forces it down an application centric route without true understanding of the problem space.
We’re just guessing where Mars will be in a single projection, rather than capturing it’s orbital parameters.
Paper. 'Your Echos are Heard: Tracking, Profiling, and Ad Targeting in the Amazon Smart Speaker Ecosystem'
"We find that Amazon processes voice data to infer user interests and uses it to serve targeted ads on-platform (Echo devices) as well as off-platform (web). Smart speaker interaction leads to as much as 30X higher ad bids from advertisers. Finally, we find that Amazon's and skills' operational practices are often inconsistent with their privacy policies"
2) https://communitywiki.org/trunk is a wonderful place to find people who are active. it is human moderated. if you decide to stick around and have the bandwidth to do so, consider joining a list to welcome others as well.
Very much enjoying the Early Access Journey of #BookOfTravels . A mysterious world, and incident in the capital city, and all information about it held back. …Or is it?
How To Read A Book
I found it was an interesting and still incredibly valid perspective even in these days of Wikipedia and indexed research articles. Taking the time to really absorb and think about the information, and to introspect your own decisions about the material.
A bit late posting, but here's my retrospective of 2020 https://www.carlellis.co.uk/2020/12/31/2020-a-retrospective/
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