"Every perception is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination."

-- Gerald Edelman, Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge
3 Using Anki to thoroughly read a research paper in an unfamiliar field5 Using Anki to thoroughly read a research paper in an unfamiliar fieldUsing Anki to thoroughly read a research paper in an unfamiliar fieldPart I: How to remember almost anything: the Anki systemAugmenting Long-term Memory2020-09-24JournalWhile I was excited, writing such an article was going to be difficult. It was going to require a deeper understanding of the technical details of AlphaGo than a typical journalistic article. Fortunately, I knew a fair amount about neural networks – I'd written a book about them\\ Michael A. Nielsen, "Neural Networks and Deep Learning", Determination Press (2015).. But I knew nothing about the game of Go, or about many of the ideas used by AlphaGo, based on a field known as reinforcement learning. I was going to need to learn this material from scratch, and to write a good article I was going to need to really understand the underlying technical material.