Accession Number:

AD0720337

Title:

A Computer Model of Simple Forms of Learning.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE PROJECT MAC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

147.0

Abstract:

The thesis presents an approach to the learning problem and a learning-oriented approach to the artificial intelligence problem. These approaches are illustrated in a computer program called INSIM1. which models simple forms of learning analogous to the learning of a human infant during the first few weeks of his life, such as learning to suck the thumb and learning to perform elementary hand-eye coordination. The program operates by discovering cause-effect relationships and arranging them in a goal tree. The work is discussed in relation to fundamental scientific issues, and proposals are made for future research. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Bionics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE