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The fork in the road

  • Robert J. Sternberg (a1)


Machines that learn and think like people should simulate how people really think in their everyday lives. The field of artificial intelligence originally traveled down two roads, one of which emphasized abstract, idealized, rational thinking and the other, which emphasized the emotionally charged and motivationally complex situations in which people often find themselves. The roads should have converged but never did. That's too bad.



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