Deep Learning And Profound Knowledge

[The featured image is Maureen Mace’s Tree of Knowledge]

In the news, Deep Learning is the currently emblematic technology of Machine-Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). In Management, the System of Profound Knowledge (SoPK) is a framework by W. Edwards Deming that specifies what individuals should know to be effective leaders of business organizations.

Your knowledge is what you have learned. You would not call a deep lake profound but a deep thought is also profound and vice versa.  When discussing abstractions, there is no daylight in meaning between deep and profound.

Consequently, we might expect Deep Learning to be the process by which you acquire Profound Knowledge but it is nothing of the kind. As technical terms, they are unrelated and neither one matches expectations based on common, everyday usage. 

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