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What can I do here? A Theory of Affordances in Reinforcement Learning [article]

Khimya Khetarpal, Zafarali Ahmed, Gheorghe Comanici, David Abel, Doina Precup
2020 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we develop a theory of affordances for agents who learn and plan in Markov Decision Processes. Affordances play a dual role in this case.  ...  Gibson (1977) coined the term "affordances" to describe the fact that certain states enable an agent to do certain actions, in the context of embodied agents.  ...  A special thank you to Kory Mathewson for timely and incredibly detailed feedback on an early version of this draft.  ... 
arXiv:2006.15085v1 fatcat:kaybzgdywzahjhqmuv6fe7er6q

What can i do with this?

Pedro Sequeira, Marco Vala, Ana Paiva
2007 Proceedings of the 6th international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems - AAMAS '07  
In SOTAI, agents can learn world regularities, like object attributes and frequent relations between attributes.  ...  As such, these agents need to identify possible interactions with the objects in the environment and measure the consequences of these interactions.  ...  In the future we plan to use concepts acquired from the objects to transmit interaction possibilities to the agents which will use this information to learn what to do with similar but unknown objects.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1329125.1329132 dblp:conf/atal/SequeiraVP07 fatcat:ndifvi4dnfeshk5j4h32iddkqu

'What can I already do well today?' Competence development in innovative learning cultures

Antje Barabasch, Dominic Caldart, Anna Keller
2019 Journal of Vocational, Adult and Continuing Education and Training  
Digitalisation and a rapidly changing labour market introduce new demands on competence and these demands reinforce the renewal of Swiss apprenticeship training in businesses.  ...  It shows that not only structural conditions need to be adjusted, but also the learning culture of the community of practice, which includes the shared attitudes, values and beliefs of all the actors involved  ...  Where do I want to go? What is important to me? What can I do well already today?  ... 
doi:10.14426/jovacet.v2i2.69 fatcat:ywdlauqogzhv3bn2b7klptbh2y

Afterword: Where Do We Go from Here?

Kimberly Vinall, William Heidenfeldt
2017 L2 Journal  
The focus of this special issue as posed in the call for papers highlighted explorations of symbolic competence at several levels: theory; teaching and learning practices; and research.  ...  In this Afterword, we consider these levels central to our reflections on the particular contributions of this special issue as well as to considerations of future areas of inquiry.  ...  What would be at stake in doing so? What would be at stake in not doing so?  ... 
doi:10.5070/l29236294 fatcat:fozfteljrnaczcgmlm7wjfhvua

Here and There

G. Orville Johnson
1956 Exceptional children  
Describes the social changes which have affected family living, lack of job opportunities for children, the necessity for children’s learning the importance of work, and what parents can do to provide  ...  In what ways may the teacher help the cere- bral palsied child with writing? Some of these children can learn to improve their writing with practice.  ... 
doi:10.1177/001440295602200610 fatcat:qbobc7fj3zhfne7prx5sfhcj7y

Thinking With Mermaids Here & Now

Tara Pedersen
2018 Shima  
afterthoughts on how the mermaid continues to be a useful figure to think with here and now.  ...  For the purposes of my work, however, I was interested in the uses to which the mermaid was being put in early modern England and what these uses could show us about how knowledge categories (especially  ...  At the same time, I am still often surprised by how firm and unbending people can be in their understanding of who and what the mermaid "is."  ... 
doi:10.21463/shima.12.2.19 fatcat:yhqxbyob7fhtzofxbarjuodf6a

III. Morality Here and There [chapter]

J. David Velleman
2015 Foundations for Moral Relativism: Second Expanded Edition  
In order to access detailed and updated information on the license, please visit Further details about CC BY-NC-ND licenses are available  ...  From here on, I will be proposing a specific content for one such metaethical theory.  ...  The chapters of this book do not add up to a monograph, and their contents do not add up to a theory.  ... 
doi:10.11647/obp.0086.01 fatcat:gcmihssye5bebgphjlojy6xpty

Improving Maternal and Child Health Across the Life Course: Where Do We Go from Here?

Michael C. Lu
2013 Maternal and Child Health Journal  
Since my arrival at MCHB, I have been using the life course theory primarily as an investment guide-what does the life course theory tell us about how we should be investing in MCH, and what must we do  ...  There has been a paradigm shift in MCH, and as proclaimed in an editorial in 2009, '' [t] he life course has come of age'' [5] . So where do we go from here?  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10995-013-1400-0 pmid:24318423 fatcat:y2z7hxhvrffixhxbmunpay6vo4

"It's all up here": adaptation and improvisation within the modern project

Stephen A. Leybourne
2017 International Journal of Project Organisation and Management  
One result of this is a cursory attention to learning from projects in many organizations, reinforcing the perception that much project-based knowledge remains in tacit form.  ...  Uncertainty refers to having an understanding of the issue or requirement, but not knowing what to do to resolve it.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijpom.2017.10008347 fatcat:xikdxptqvzfjxcmpcojxmfbree

Why are you here? Needs analysis of an interprofessional health-education graduate degree program

Christian Cable, Mary Knab, Kum Tham, Deborah Navedo, Elizabeth Armstrong
2014 Advances in Medical Education and Practice  
Through grounded-theory methodology, the authors describe the motivation and needs of 20 educator/clinicians in multiple disciplines who chose to enroll in an explicitly interprofessional master's program  ...  Authentic, project-based learning and assessment supported their advancement in home institutions and systems.  ...  Disclosure The authors report no conflicts of interest in this work.  ... 
doi:10.2147/amep.s60211 pmid:24748830 pmcid:PMC3990287 fatcat:ww3zmfm2i5hglgqgd2hq4kqlqu

Disappear here: violence after Generation X

2015 ChoiceReviews  
Though the song is not identified in the novel, Baelo-Allué suggests that Clay is referring to "Los Angeles" from the 1980 album by the punk rock band X (60).  ...  We are everyone you come into contact with on a daily bases. We know everything about you. We process your insurance claims and credit card charges. We control every part of your life . Together we  ...  Meditating on the confession to Jonathan, Alex writes: Jonathan where do we go from here what do we do with what we know Grandfather said that I am I but this could not be true the truth is that I also  ... 
doi:10.5860/choice.194366 fatcat:3lgcnbvj4ng53hhqvrf3lje2ny

'I feel like I sleep here': how space and place influence medical student experiences

Lorraine Hawick, Jennifer Cleland, Simon Kitto
2018 Medical Education  
, a necessary consideration when planning new medical school learning spaces or changing these spaces.  ...  These findings highlight the importance of reflecting on, and exploring, how space and place may influence and shape students' learning experiences during the formative years of their professional identity  ...  I never leave, I feel like I sleep here… It would [be] nice to just get away from here sometimes.'  ... 
doi:10.1111/medu.13614 pmid:29932224 fatcat:cpjlggzwebc3jany2z6quwe62m

We're Here, We're … Queer? On the Enduring Harms of Bisexual Erasure

Heather Stewart
2021 Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review  
Though bisexual people constitute a significant portion of the larger LGBTQ+ community, their identities and experiences and routinely erased — in queer communities and broader society alike.  ...  Specifically, I highlight the detrimental influence of testimonial injustice, testimonial smothering, and epistemic microaggressions on bisexual people's ability to challenge and resist their own erasure  ...  Messages like this get repeated and reinforced, and over time, can corrode the epistemic self-confidence of the bi-identified person, causing them to doubt what they previously thought they knew, namely  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0012217321000287 fatcat:vurvvpho7zguxpd5ecj5zr4yiy

"I Didn't Come Here to Do Housework"

Catrin Lundström
2012 Nordic Journal of Migration Research  
How do the women justify their current division of labour in the light of Swedish national ideologies of work and Swedish ideals of gender and class equality?  ...  and employers of live-in maids in the household.  ...  Acknowledgements I am thankful to the women who shared their time and thoughts with me during my time in Singapore.  ... 
doi:10.2478/v10202-011-0037-6 fatcat:hpz2c7r6szdr7g35jmghuqugsu

'There are no Victims Here': Ethnography of a reintegration shelter for survivors of trafficking in Bangladesh

Diya Bose
2018 Anti-Trafficking Review  
These three strategies together constitute disciplining desire, which I identify as a process of othering of poor Third World women and cultivating an ideal survivor subjectivity that conforms to gender  ...  This article, based on nine months of ethnographic data from a reintegration shelter for survivors of trafficking in Bangladesh, examines the tensions between claims of empowerment and the disempowering  ...  But I learned here that the people who put me on the bus to India are traffickers. What happened to me was not my fault.  ... 
doi:10.14197/atr.201218109 fatcat:fll5kt5lzbfnpmizjcnkmvg5zu
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