Lecture - Learning to Learn

A talk given by Richard Hamming about the art of doing science and engineering.

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  • Richard Hamming

    Mathematician and computer scientist.

  • Surprise Plus Memory Equals Learning

    Learning is composed of two elements: surprise and memory. If you go about life and nothing is surprising then you wouldn’t have anything new to learn. Similarly, if you don’t retain the lessons from being surprised then you haven’t learned it.