Essentials

Explore essential pedagogical elements of Prediction, as discussed in Prof. Goodman's courses on Prediction.

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The Framework breaks predictive systems' inputs into four broad categories: “random,” “randomized,” “human,” and “deterministic," and also represents the iterative changes made to predictive systems over time.

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The "Padua Rainbow" is used to assess potentially predictive systems and their origins.  It was first developed for a talk in Padua, about The Path to Newton.  Philosophers seem to like it, sometimes...

In life, decisions are harder in the face of uncertainty. Do I really need an umbrella? Which job offer should I accept? Where should I go on vacation? It’s hard to know without seeing the

future.