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Avoiding frostbite: It helps to learn from others

  • Michael Henry Tessler (a1), Noah D. Goodman (a1) and Michael C. Frank (a1)

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Machines that learn and think like people must be able to learn from others. Social learning speeds up the learning process and – in combination with language – is a gateway to abstract and unobservable information. Social learning also facilitates the accumulation of knowledge across generations, helping people and artificial intelligences learn things that no individual could learn in a lifetime.

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