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Understanding Hinton’s Capsule Networks

Source: Max Pechyonkin at

Time will tell, but capsule networks feel like a “Buckminsterfullerene moment” to this reader. A new discovery with the potential to upend everything.

A tangential anecdote: My chemistry teacher from school was at university when “Bucky Balls” were first discovered. He said the lecturer dramatically threw his copy of the textbook across the room. “Throw it away,” the man said “It’s out of date!”

I wonder if anything like that is happening in machine learning lectures across the world? I suspect not. This is an invention, rather than a discovery, so it’s impact is still to be proven,