Mary Catherine Bateson on Not Knowing What We Need To Know

By Nitzan on January 26, 2019 — 1 min read

Until fairly recently, computers could not be said to learn. To create a machine that learns to think more efficiently was a big challenge. In the same sense, one of the things that I wonder about is how we’ll be able to teach a machine to know what it doesn’t know but that it might need to know in order to address a particular issue productively and insightfully.

It takes a while for us to learn to solve problems. And then it takes even longer for us to realize what we don’t know all that we would need to know to solve a particular problem

http://www.edge.org/conversation/mary_catherine_bateson-how-to-be-a-systems-thinker

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