Amari has worked in the theory of estimation in statistics, and has written the notable book, "Differential Geometric Methods in Statistics", Lecture Notes in Statistics, Vol 28, 1985. He has also noted that similar ideas occur in the dynamics of neural nets and disordered systems. Working independently, my ideas on statistical dynamics took a similar route, but lacked any geometrical flavour. This theory was developed in my book. It was not until I met Amari in the 1995 conference at Madeira that I realised that the correct way forward was through information geometry.
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