Motivation, reward and punishment
I like this quote:
“Once you understand the motivation, reward and punishment structure of any system, you can begin to control it.”
– Guido Van Rossum (founder of the Python programming language)
I once heard Cesar Millan (the Dog Whisperer) say all dogs like at least 1 of these 3 different rewards:
Once you know the type of reward a dog responds to best, it makes it much easier to train!
Hugsy likes toys, food, and affection:
Sid is primarily motivated by food, and is “meh” on the rest:
Poe mostly responds to affection:
Knowing the reward/punishment structure seems to help in any system!
– Training neural networks
– Training dogs
– Raising kids