Interpretable Seasonal Forecasting: Machine Learning and Dynamical Models

By Ankur Mahesh, AI Engineer at ClimateAi

During the seventeenth century, two schools of thought characterized the philosophy of science: deductive reasoning (promoted by Rene Descartes) and inductive reasoning (promoted by Sir Frances Bacon). According to Sal Khan, “deductive reasoning is taking some set of facts and using that to come up with some other set of facts. Inductive reasoning is looking for a trend or for a pattern, and then generalizing.” Today, the distinction between these two scientific…