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Who Do We Choose To Be? by Margaret J. Wheatley

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What Happened to Learning?

In biology, living and learning are synonyms, indistinguishable processes that keep life growing and moving forward. A living system is a learning system.

The good news is that more learning is going on now than ever before.

The bad news is that this learning is being done by machines. This is no sci-fi fantasy: machine learning, deep learning, and artificial intelligence have been growing exponentially since 2015.19 How do you teach a machine to learn? You pretend it has a human brain.

To design machines that can learn, it is the human brain and our cognitive processes that provide the model. There isn’t anywhere else to look for how complex learning takes place. The human brain is indecipherably complex, often described ...

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