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Embodied Language Games for Autonomous Robots

Embodied Language Games for Autonomous Robots

This video was recorded at 21st International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), Pasadena. Artificial Intelligence methods and techniques have reached a high level of sophistication so that we can tackle difficult outstanding problems in science. In this talk, I will show how the question of the origins of language can be approached this way. This question has puzzled evolutionary biologists since Darwin and is still considered to be unsolved. I will outline a theory of language evolution by linguistic selection and then report a number of concrete experiments with humanoid robots that attempt to work out and validate this theory. The experiments all center around the notion of a language game, which is a routinized situated interaction that involves some form of language.... Show More

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