What is it about?

There is quite a lot of evidence that much of human learning, perception, and thinking is about compressing information, making it smaller.

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Why is it important?

These principles are the foundation of the "SP System", meaning the "SP Theory of Intelligence" and its realisation in the "SP Computer Model", a system with several advantages compared with alternatives, especially "deep learning networks".


Some of the advantages are described in "Unsolved problems in AI, described in the book 'Architects of Intelligence' by Martin Ford, and how they may be solved via the SP System" (PDF, bit.ly/2th7Bze, submitted for publication). This paper describes the SP System in outline in an Appendix, including several other advantages of the system. Details of other papers in this programme of research, with download links, may be found on http://www.cognitionresearch.org/sp.htm .

Gerry Wolff

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This page is a summary of: Information Compression as a Unifying Principle in Human Learning, Perception, and Cognition, Complexity, February 2019, Hindawi Publishing Corporation,
DOI: 10.1155/2019/1879746.
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