October 31, 2010

Halloween Message Spelled Out by Etheric Forces

Regular service will resume shortly after the AIStats deadline, but I wanted to mention one of the highlights of the trip, because it's only too apt for what I'll be doing in the meanwhile. When Danny Yee kindly showed me around Oxford, we not only got to see a fragment of the Difference Engine, but I also encountered the only technology for reliably obtaining correctly specified models. This will henceforth replace references to "the Oracle" or "the Regression Model Fairy" in my lectures; "for angels are very bright mirrors".

Now back to wrestling with the MSS.


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