A dynamic interaction between machine learning and the philosophy of science

Minds and Machines 14 (4):539-549 (2004)
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The relationship between machine learning and the philosophy of science can be classed as a dynamic interaction: a mutually beneficial connection between two autonomous fields that changes direction over time. I discuss the nature of this interaction and give a case study highlighting interactions between research on Bayesian networks in machine learning and research on causality and probability in the philosophy of science



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Jon Williamson
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