First, Make it Work, Second, Make it Better

by Dwayne Phillips

An old wise technique is being forgotten, again.

This is an old technique, but let’s run through it again.

  1. Make it work
  2. Make it better

Please do these two steps in order. Please do both steps. Do not stop after step 1.

I read daily about people attempting artificial intelligence and machine learning stopping after step 1. The failure rate is 80% or some embarrassingly high number like that.