Friday, December 10, 2010

WBBT Stop - Ted Chiang

"GB: Your novella seems to be about parenthood as much as it is about robots. What was the motivation behind that?Stories

TC: I believe the process of training an artificial intelligence will almost inevitably resemble the raising of a child. The reason I believe this is that traditional approaches to AI have failed so badly; it turns out you can't simply program in the information you want an AI to know. Our best hope appears to be building a learning machine and then teaching everything you want it to know. It's not strictly necessary that this training process have the emotional dimension that parenting has, but I think there'd be advantages if it did."


4 out of 5

http://gwendabond.typepad.com/bondgirl/2010/12/wbbt-stop-ted-chiang.html

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