DailyDirt: How Do You Teach A Computer To Learn Like A Baby?

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We don’t know a whole lot about how our own brains learn or even store/retrieve information, so it seems a bit difficult to expect anyone to build a computer that copies human cognitive functions with any degree of reliability. Still, researchers are trying to build computer models of human brains and brain functions, and if they do figure it out (and learn more about how human intelligence works along the way), we could see some real advances in artificial intelligence. Some of these efforts have been going on for decades, so hopefully, some new angles on machine learning will pan out.

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Anonymous Coward says:

“BabyX is an animated toddler simulation that is designed to mimic the facial expressions and actions of a small child.”

Yeah, but is it really a breakthrough in artificial intelligence, or is it the same old technology packaged to look like a baby so that people attribute baby-like cognitive faculties not actually present in the software?

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