WHERE DO INDUCTIVE BIASES COME FROM? A BAYESIAN INVESTIGATION

Grant number: DP180103600 | Funding period: 2018 - 2021

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This project aims to investigate the origin of our thinking and learning biases using state-of-the-art mathematical models and sophisticated experimental designs. Expected outcomes include bridging the gap between human and machine learning by pairing mathematical modelling with experimental work, forming a necessary step toward the development of machine systems that can reason like people do. This will provide significant benefits such as understanding how people operate so effectively in real environments, when even the most powerful computers struggle to handle the complexities of everyday learning problems.

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