Friday, January 15, 2010

Reinforcement Learning illustrated...

Friends always seems to be on television here, several times a day, every day of the week. Once they reach the end, the whole thing is shown again from the beginning. I was watching an episode this evening, and this little gem of a quote came up:

Ross: I'm really impressed that you were able to memorize all this so quickly.
Joey: I'm an actor. I can memorize anything. Last week I had to say "Frontal Temporal Zygomatic Craniotomy."
Ross: Wow, what does that mean?
Joey: No idea. But the guy I said it to dies in the next scene, so I guess it means, you're going to get eaten by a bear.

From the episode "The one with the fertility test", you can see the clip here (at about 7mins).

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