Philosophical Connections

Professor Cherkassky's research group

Predictive learning is concerned with estimating useful models (i.e., extracting knowledge) from empirical data.
It is closely related to the philosophy of science.

‘All men by nature desire knowledge.’
Gottfried Leibniz
‘Miracles are not to be multiplied beyond necessity.’
Immanuel Kant
‘Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.’
Karl Popper
‘Science starts from problems, and not from observations.’