The real reason he's so "cagey"
It's in the text. He's (and Google) are full of shit.
Let's have a lookee ...
Basically, it's a complex interconnection of weights that take input in and pop something out to tell us you know what quality a particular web page is.
So ultimately a deterministic process. It has to be, since that's what he is describing under oath
I'm not sure that showing you a neural network would be helpful
Nor am I, since that has fuck all to do with the previous sentence. Sounds good though doesn't it. It usually gets those chequebooks open doesn't it ?
It's not like a recipe that you would normally think of when you write a computer program.
I appreciate he has an audience to think of, but all I know is after 30 years in the business, I most assuredly do not think of computer programs as recipes. Maybe a marketing department might. But I wouldn't approach a marketing department for pearls of wisdom on the inner mechanisms of the internet.
It's not an if-then-else kind of structure, it's a much more complex mathematical structure.
At which point we have just entered full on marketeer-speak. Which is proven by the closing word soup. Bear in mind he opened by describing a deterministic system. And ironically, in a discussion about computers, there really is a binary choice here. Either something is. Or it isn't. So, Vince, what is it ?
And so, that particular manifestation of the decision making, may not be particularly helpful to look at. So, the real question is what else, good we would be useful in order to establish the trust that we've been talking about,"
Which makes no sense.
Vince Cerf may be a genius. But I'd need some proof. And this ain't it.