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Artificial intelligence tackles the nature–nurture debate

A classic question in cognitive science is whether learning requires innate, domain-specific inductive biases to solve visual tasks. A recent study trained machine-learning systems on the first-person visual experiences of children to show that visual knowledge can be learned in the absence of innate inductive biases about objects or space.

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Wood, J.N. Artificial intelligence tackles the nature–nurture debate. Nat Mach Intell 6, 381–382 (2024).

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