Machine Learning Trick of the Day (8): Instrumental Thinking 3

Machine Learning Trick of the Day (8): Instrumental Thinking
· Read in · 1499 words · All posts in series · trick is unlike the others we've conjured. It will not reveal a clever manipulation of a probability or an integral or a derivative, or produce a code one-liner. But like all our other tricks, it will give us a powerful instrument in our ...

Learning in Brains and Machines (3): Synergistic and Modular Action 3

Learning in Brains and Machines (3): Synergistic and Modular Action
· Read in · 1796 words · All posts in series  ·  is a dance—precisely choreographed and executed—that we perform throughout our lives. This is the dance formed by our movements. Our movements are our actions and the final outcome of our decision making processes. Single actions are built into reusable sequences, sequences are composed into complex routines, routines are arranged into elegant choreographies, and so the complexity of ...

Learning in Brains and Machines (1): Temporal Differences 12

Learning in Brains and Machines (1): Temporal Differences
· Read in · 1800 words · collected posts · We all make mistakes, and as is often said, only then can we learn. Our mistakes allow us to gain insight, and the ability to make better judgements and fewer mistakes in future. In their influential paper, the neuroscientists Robert Rescorla and Allan Wagner put this more succinctly, 'organisms only ...