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Discussion on: Neural Networks are Overrated

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Mark

First - I completely agree with your thesis. However, I disagree with your conclusion. You say it's clear the SGD Classifier outperformed the Neural Network, yet the NN garnered an additional 10% lift. An extra 10% accuracy could add significant value, even to a personal project while the 6 minutes of processing time may be a very small cost. Good time to check email, get some water, etc.

Accuracy isn't everything, but a long compute time isn't necessarily bad either.