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Growing knowledge culturally across generations to solve novel, complex tasks

  title={Growing knowledge culturally across generations to solve novel, complex tasks},
  author={Michael Henry Tessler and Pedro Tsividis and Jason Madeano and Brin Harper and Joshua B. Tenenbaum},
Knowledge built culturally across generations allows humans to learn far more than an individual could glean from their own experience in a lifetime. Cultural knowledge in turn rests on language: language is the richest record of what previous generations believed, valued, and practiced. The power and mechanisms of language as a means of cultural learning, however, are not well understood. We take a first step towards reverseengineering cultural learning through language. We developed a suite… Expand

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