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Author LinkValiant, Leslie.
Title LinkProbably approximately correct : nature’s algorithms for learning and prospering in a complex world / Leslie Valiant.
Imprint New York : Basic Books, c2013.
Description x, 195 p. :  ill. ;  25 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-184) and index.
Contents Contents: Ecorithms -- Prediction and adaptation -- The computable: not everything that can be defined can be computed. -- Mechanistic explanations of nature: what might we look for? -- The learnable: how can one draw general lessons from particular experiences? -- The evolvable: how can complex mechanisms evolve from simpler ones? -- The deducible: how can one reason with imprecise concepts? -- Humans as ecorithms -- Machines as ecorithms: why is artificial intellegence difficult to achieve? -- Questions.
Summary Provides a model of how effective behavior can be learned even in a world as complex as our own, shedding new light on human nature.
Subject LinkHuman behavior -- Mathematical models.
LinkNature -- Mathematical models.
LinkMathematics in nature.

System Number 000662253
ISBN Link9780465032716

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