Will Compression Be Machine Learning’s Killer App?


Pete Warden has been writing great stuff recently. Here's his latest:

When I talk to people about machine learning on phones and devices I often get asked “What’s the killer application?“. I have a lot of different answers, everything from voice interfaces to entirely new ways of using sensor data, but the one I’m most excited about in the near-team is compression. Despite being fairly well-known in the research community, this seems to surprise a lot of people, so I wanted to share some of my personal thoughts on why I see compression as so promising.

The whole post is short and fascinating. This is an entire area that I hadn't spent literally any time thinking about, but it makes a ton of sense.


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