I love great quotes, and I love learning about artificial intelligence. So, to kick off 2021 it felt like a natural fit to put together a collection of some of my favorite quotes about artificial intelligence. I also couldn't resist adding in a few of my own. Not all of these quotes are directly about AI but, to me, they all apply to AI. I hope you enjoy!
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.
Every great change is preceded by chaos.
In God we trust―All others bring data.
W. Edwards Deming
In the long run, all models are wrong.
Without failures there would be no great discoveries.
All models are wrong, but some are useful.
Data is the new oil.
AI will not destroy your jobs, it will change them.
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.
The best time to start working on AI is three years ago, the next best time is today.
Chinese Proverbs adapted to AI
Anxiety often accompanies a new beginning.
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
In an uncertain world, generalists have an unfair advantage.
If you have to fight a dragon, you should go to its lair before it comes to your village.
Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
Wernher von Braun
There's no growth in comfort zone, there's no comfort in growth zone.
Humble the Poet
Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity
One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
The most important distribution to know is the normal distribution. If all the distributions were to get together and elect a leader, it would for sure be the normal distribution.
By a small sample, you may judge the whole piece.
Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote de la Mancha
You never go from wrong to right, You go from wrong to right.
The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.
John Maynard Keynes
When the facts change, I change my mind. what do you do, Sir?
John Maynard Keynes
Under Bayes' theorem, no theory is perfect. Rather, it is a work in progress, always subject to further refinement and testing.
Stop looking for certainty in the problem, think of probability as an answer.
People who are misinformed are typically certain, but smart people are typically full of doubts.
What do you call a Swiss algorithm? A neutral network.
What do you call someone who has absolute faith in AI ? Naive Bayes.
Learn avidly. Question repeatedly what you have learned. Analyze it carefully. Then put what you have learned into practice intelligently.
Sometimes you win, most of the time you learn.
My message to young researchers is, don't be put off if everyone tells you what are doing is silly.