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ML Invents Metadata

Disclaimer: This post is at least tongue-half-way-in-cheek. I acutally like the article I’m lampooning. A recent publication by academics and AI researchers titled “Data Sheets for Datasets” calls for the Machine Learning community to ensure that all of their datasets are accompanied by a “datasheet.” These datasheets would contain information the dataset’s “motivation, composition, collection process, recommended uses, and so on.” The authors, Gebru, et al., would you like to include more data about your dataset.

Weird Al is basically Shakespeare

Not the bit about plays, the bit about sonnets. Writing song parodies is like writing sonnets Sonnets are an interesting because of how restrictive they are. According to American poet Aaron Kramer First, you are handcuffed by having to write fourteen lines. Then, you are shackled by having to write with a set meter. They put you into a sack called rhyme. But think what a magic act it is if you can set your meaning free!