# Seven Myths in Machine Learning Research

18 Feb 2019Oscar ChangHod Lipson

We present seven myths commonly believed to be true in machine learning research, circa Feb 2019. This is an archival copy of the blog post at https://crazyoscarchang.github.io/2019/02/16/seven-myths-in-machine-learning-research/ Myth 1: TensorFlow is a Tensor manipulation library Myth 2: Image datasets are representative of real images found in the wild Myth 3: Machine Learning researchers do not use the test set for validation Myth 4: Every datapoint is used in training a neural network Myth 5: We need (batch) normalization to train very deep residual networks Myth 6: Attention $>$ Convolution Myth 7: Saliency maps are robust ways to interpret neural networks..

PDF Abstract