Bonaccorso’s Law

“Science is a beautiful gift to humanity; we should not distort it.”

(A. P. J. Abdul Kalam)


Machine learning copes with data. All scenarios: supervised, semi-supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement-based extract pieces of information from the data and try to generalize the rules they learn when unseen samples are presented. Even if it can be either a limitation or something undeniable, I’ve formalized a concept I consider a pillar of any Artificial Intelligence research:


A natural or artificial intelligent agent can learn only what is already encoded in the data it perceives.

Giuseppe Bonaccorso


Another statement that I consider almost essential for Machine Learning is:

If a programming language needs more than one line of code to show “Hello World”, it will be probably a bad choice for Machine Learning.

Giuseppe Bonaccorso


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