How Vladimir Vapnik lost a fancy dinner in a bet witnessed by Yann LeCun

Vladimir Vapnik, the father of Support Vector Machines, and Larry Jackel (Vapnik’s boss at that time at Bell Labs) both lost a fancy dinner to Yann LeCun back in 1995 in an “SVM vs. neural nets” battle.

Makes us feel humble, for the (N+1)-th time, about any tech-related divinations.