Social Learning

How can humans and AIs learn from each other in dynamic environments?

In social learning theory, Albert Bandura (1977) agrees with the behaviorist learning theories of classical conditioning and operant conditioning. However, he adds two important ideas: Mediating processes occur between stimuli & responses; and Behavior is learned from the environment through the process of observational learning. Tutori re-interprets this theory for the interaction between humans and AI’s in any combination.

Education theory translated to the human/AI sphere

Observational Learning

Children observe the people around them behaving in various ways. This is illustrated during the famous Bobo doll experiment (Bandura, 1961). Tutori’s foundational theory is that human learning will be vastly accelerated when humans get directly to the learning process as closely to the way AIs are taught as possible. Humans will improve eventually by observing AIs and learning from them; which of course pre-supposes human subject matter experts teaching AIs first.

But enough about our trade secrets. To learn more about Albert Bandura’s theories, click or tap here.