Continous Self-Training

Objective Functions V.S. Life Purposes

How are we motivated to do continuous self-training? Each time I attempt to see intelligence in machine learning models, there would be a doubt rising in my head - how could intelligence, characterized by high-level abstraction capability, be acquired simply by a gradient descent process reaching convergence? I would rather believe that the journey of pursuing intelligence is a back-and-forth, twist-and-turns, and chaotic-and-conscious process with loops, eventually jumping out of loops and reaching some enlightment point. Therefore, it cannot be achieved only with one single objective formulated by one specific optimizatoin problem. Then, I acquired some inspiration from children learning to propose a hypothesis of a continuous self-training framework - a continuous process alternating between finding a puzzle and solving a puzzle ...