Reworkin 9 months ago
These articles (and a lot of what g. marcus writes) are attacking strawmen. I ve never heard no one claiming that NNs will invent new theories and i dont think that 2008 article is widely read. But, for things that are hard both computationally and theoretically, like protein folding, NNs may really be revolutionizing the field even if we don't know how they do it. Scientists do not buy-in foolishly into every AI hype. The problems lie with VCs and funding bodies, which are indeed swayed by adding "AI" to every kind of proposal. That's a separate problem, though
Reworkin 8 months ago