Great post. Please do read the whole thing, but you can get a lot just from these three quote pulls:
Machine learning today resembles the dawn of aviation. In 1903, dramatic flights by the Wright brothers ushered in the Pioneer Age of aviation, and within a decade, there was widespread belief that powered flight would revolutionize transportation and society more generally. Machine learning (ML) today is also rapidly advancing.
However, this excitement should also be met with caution. For all the enthusiasm that the Wright brothers generated, nearly half a century would pass before widespread commercial aviation finally became a reality.
…we needed to invent aeronautical engineering before we could transform the aviation industry.
The three main challenges for ML engineering? Efficiency, Automation, and Safety.