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(Phys Org2)   Smartest artificial intelligence as smart as a four-year old child, without the poor behavior and picky eating   (phys.org) divider line 4
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2013-07-18 02:53:59 PM  
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Mikey1969: Is this viewed as a bad or a good thing? Me, I'm rather impressed... 4 years old is when kids start to take off, they have mastered speech, and are able to understand new things...

simplicimus: "But ConceptNet 4 did dramatically worse than average on comprehension-the 'why' questions," he said.

Sounds like a 4 year old to me.

You haven't met my daughter... "Why"? about everything, and the things she really wants to know about she bookends with "Why"?. "Daddy, why did Mommy's car stop working? Why?" That second 'Why' even has a specific tone of voice that separates it from the rest of the sentence...


What is even better is when the why's die off and you throw it back at them.  When you have a preschooler give you a fairly nuanced answer for "Well why do you think that occured" can make the buttons pop off your shirt.
2013-07-18 01:50:50 PM  
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"We're still very far from programs with common sense-AI that can answer comprehension questions with the skill of a child of 8," said Sloan.

To be fair, we're still long way from common sense in most people in our society.
2013-07-18 01:47:07 PM  
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Commonsense has eluded AI engineers because it requires both a very large collection of facts and what Sloan calls implicit facts-things so obvious that we don't know we know them. A computer may know the temperature at which water freezes, but we know that ice is cold.

"All of us know a huge number of things," said Sloan. "As babies, we crawled around and yanked on things and learned that things fall. We yanked on other things and learned that dogs and cats don't appreciate having their tails pulled." Life is a rich learning environment.


So? The solution should be obvious...attach the AI's to a mobile node with vision, hearing, and other mammalian sensors and turn it loose in a preschool environment. It'll pick up on commonsense and implicit knowledge. Leaving it locked up in a lab interacting with techs and scientists is about as effective as doing the same with a human toddler.
2013-07-18 12:57:58 PM  
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"But ConceptNet 4 did dramatically worse than average on comprehension-the 'why' questions," he said.

Sounds like a 4 year old to me.
 
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