Machine Learning vs Human Learning Part 1: Types of ML and Their Human Learning Theory Equivalents

The origins of machine learning are not easy to determine as it is a field that borrowed many ideas from various disciplines to evolve into what it is today. Some consider machine learning to have developed from statistics as most of its methods are statistically based, while others believe that one of the first few … Continue reading Machine Learning vs Human Learning Part 1: Types of ML and Their Human Learning Theory Equivalents

Variety Over Selectivity: A Guide to Better Advice-Taking

In the previous post, I used the Galton’s ox-weight estimation and IMDb's polling system to illustrate how the wisdom of crowd works. Some readers may not agree that the two examples are comparable, since the ox-weight estimation is an objective judgment while movie reviews as subjective judgments. While it is true that the nature of … Continue reading Variety Over Selectivity: A Guide to Better Advice-Taking