I don’t think we learn by trying to predict the world. We rather try to detect anomalies in the world. It is viable economically, and why would we want to predict the world anyway? We plan, yes, but this is different from predicting every single state of the world. I think we use the anomaly detector in a somewhat smart way to figure out what things can happen or extract the normal way from the anomaly detector. Anomaly detection may explain curiosity. I will think about that.

Written on October 3, 2019