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How to Grow a Mind: Statistics, Structure and Abstraction

How to Grow a Mind: Statistics, Structure and Abstraction

This video was recorded at 26th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Toronto 2012. The fields of cognitive science and artificial intelligence grew up together, with the twin goals of understanding human minds and making machines smarter in more humanlike ways. Yet since the 1980s they have mostly grown apart, as cognitive scientists came to see AI as too focused on applications and technical engineering issues rather than big questions of intelligence, while AI researchers came to see cognitive science as too informal and concerned with peculiarities of human minds and brains rather than general principles. Just in the last few years, however, these fields appear poised to reconverge in exciting and deep ways. Cognitive scientists have begun to adopt the toolkit of modern... Show More


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