Friday, February 19, 2010

Learning as Prediction

This isn't a whole fleshed-out idea, just a snippet. Learning can be viewed as prediction. If I can predict the outcome by looking at the current situation, that is the same as learning. If I see the symbols
4 x 8 =
and I predict that the answer is 32, thus I've "learned" something by using prediction.

Learning is a huge field that is hard to precisely pin down. But if you view learning as a form of prediction things become much clearer.

Just my 2 cents, have a great weekend.


Silly Freak said...

i'd rather say "learning is comparing prediction to observation, with the result of improving future predictions"

Forge said...

Yeah probably, technical writing isn't my specialty.