The corollary to my conjecture that deep learning systems are like false memories. You truly believe there is such a thing as “deep” learning and would even be willing to swear to that in a court of law. To you, there actually is a thing that exists in the real world known as deep learning. The reality that deep learning is nothing more than a pseudo-concept based on a logical contradiction (machine learning) will always remain unknown to you. The term “deep” will feel so important, so interesting, so meaningful, when in the actual real world it is nothing more than a hedge modifier term which can mean whatever you want it to mean, and sounds really cool at the same time. The fact that machines cannot learn for if they did they would no longer be machines will forever ring false to your ears. To you there is no such thing as the compulogical fallacy, and assigning characteristics/traits/attributes that can only logically be assigned/applied to (mostly) whole human persons or some non human animals, will not strike you as strange at all. Of course, this is only a conjecture, no doubt it is incorrect.

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