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Children begin with the same start-up software, but their software updates are cultural

  • Jennifer M. Clegg (a1) and Kathleen H. Corriveau (a1)


We propose that early in ontogeny, children's core cognitive abilities are shaped by culturally dependent “software updates.” The role of sociocultural inputs in the development of children's learning is largely missing from Lake et al.'s discussion of the development of human-like artificial intelligence, but its inclusion would help move research even closer to machines that can learn and think like humans.



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