What’s Wrong With the Neural Network? Lack of Data Structure that Enables Governance

A recent article at CACM brought up a topic that I’ve been thinking about off and on for quite a few years surrounding the relationship between network architecture, security, functionality, and sustainable economics in the neural network economy.

The article in question is titled “BufferBloat: What’s Wrong With the Internet?”, and is in discussion format with Vint Cerf—an old acquaintence, Van Jacobson, Nick Weaver, and Jim Gettys. Thanks to Franz Dill who alerted me to the article on his blog.

For this discussion let’s define the current neural network as: encompassing any individual entity, device, application, or sensor that is either part of, or connected to, the Internet, World Wide Web, or extension thereof—such as telecom, cable, or wireless networks. By looking at this problem systemically in the context of what is required of a neural network to perform as a sustainable ecosystem—which requires certain elements and features, we can then perhaps be far enough removed for a perspective that may help address this and other specific problems in the neural network economy. Read More