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AI Researcher Smerity Rips Apart Traditions, Coins The Term 'Boooom Layer' Because Why Not

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The machine learning community this week was offered a crash course on how to write a paper by Stephen Merity (fondly called Smerity), a deep learning researcher and a Harvard graduate, via his paper on recurrent neural networks. "Stop Thinking With Your Head", announced Smerity in the title of his work, preparing the readers for a fun-filled ride. In this work, the author investigates the current state of natural language processing, the models being used and other alternate approaches. In this process, he tears down the conventional methods from top to bottom, including etymology. He not only critiques the existing methods but also provides a simplistic yet effective way to train models using minimal resources.