From Siam News:
From my personal viewpoint, image processing researchers have mixed feelings of disgust and envy towards this recent trend of deep learning that keeps pushing itself into our court. Some of us have chosen to remain bystanders for now, while others play along and divert their research agendas accordingly. I belong to the latter group, with some restrictions. In my opinion, it is impossible to imagine that this wave will pass without a marked influence on our field. Thus, I allow deep learning to influence my research team’s thoughts and actions, but we continue to insist on seeking mathematical elegance and a clear understanding of the ideas we develop. Time will tell if we are aiming for the impossible.