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) : Jones,Thomas L.

Report Date : JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 147

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)

Descriptors :   (*LEARNING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, THEORY), CHILDREN, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, THESES

Subject Categories : Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE