The key sentence in this article is the following one: « »I don’t think it’s how the brain works, » he said. « We clearly don’t need all the labeled data. »
This is absolutely spot on: And why?
Because we, as humans, we have a learning mechanism based on trust and sociability:
In the case of a small child learning how to differentiate among objects, an example is enough if a trusted source is present, e.g his parents.
When he captures or indicates an object, the trusted source is there to tell him the label to use!
The trusted source then will repeat the operation at will each time the possibility occurs and each time the small child is asking!
Learning is never a lonely process: It is the presence of others which ensures its efficacity, speed and correctness.