I have a file of listicles. One called “Top 10 Algorithms in Data Mining” appeared in 2007. I spotted another list which is, not surprisingly, quite like the Xindong Wu et al write up. The most recent listing is “All Machine Learning Algorithms You Should Know in 2021.” And note the “all.” I included a short item about a book of business intelligence algorithms in the DarkCyber for January 26, 2021, at this link. That book had more than 600 pages, and I am reasonably confident that the authors did not use the word “all” to describe their effort.
ROBERT STEELE: It cost CIA $3,000 to teach me the world “heuristics” or “rules of thumb” in 1986, and a great deal more for me to learn that Artificial Stupidity rules and that data ingestion and data integrity (D2) are neither understood nor demanded by anyone of note. Most of what we have today in the information technology arena is corrupt chickenshit designed to cheat and manipulate individuals. Some of it — flash trading and Amazon policeware — is very sophisticated but at the end of the day it is all inherently negative.