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Robots get a crash course in humanity by interpreting stories

Robots get a crash course in humanity by interpreting stories | Business Coaching |
As it turns out, the key to crafting intelligent machines that won’t go rogue and slaughter us all might be some very thoughtful storytelling. Mark Riedl and Brent Harrison from Georgia Tech are trying to mold the way artificial intelligences wrap their incorporeal heads around human ethics by feeding them stories, and rewarding them for

Via Dr. Karen Dietz
Miklos Szilagyi's insight:

Wow, robots are learning one of the mostly human capacity, the story-telling...

Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, February 15, 2016 4:35 PM

"Gotta love this -- artificial intelligence devices are now reading stories in order to get trained to behave well in human societies.

This is the latest project and research from Georgia Tech scientists mark Riedl and Brent Harrison. It's fascinating. Read what these two have been up to and the great strides they are making.

The famous anthropologist Gregory Bateson told a story in the 1970s that goes like this:

A man wanted to know about mind -- not in nature, but in his large private computer. He asked it (no doubt in his best Fortran), "Do you compute that you will ever think like a human being?" The machine then set to work. Finally the computer printed out an answer. The man ran to get the paper and found, neatly typed, the words: "That reminds me of a story..." (Steps to An Ecology Of Mind, 1979)

Looks like we may be getting there.

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

Rescooped by Miklos Szilagyi from Psychology!

Sorting Out Emotions | Caltech

Sorting Out Emotions | Caltech | Business Coaching |
Building on previous studies targeting the amygdala, a team of researchers has found that some brain cells recognize emotions based on the viewer's preconceptions rather than the true emotion being expressed.

Via Sharrock, Sandeep Gautam
Miklos Szilagyi's insight:

Another, deeper roots to our biases... on the brain-cell level... well, that might be a challenge...

Sharrock's curator insight, March 1, 2015 4:49 PM

"These are very exciting findings suggesting that the amygdala doesn't just respond to what we see out there in the world, but rather to what we imagine or believe about the world," says Ralph Adolphs, the Bren Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Caltech and coauthor of a paper that discusses the team's study.  "It's particularly interesting because the amygdala has been linked to so many psychiatric diseases, ranging from anxiety to depression to autism.  All of those diseases are about experiences happening in the minds of the patients, rather than objective facts about the world that everyone shares."

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, March 2, 2015 12:49 AM

emotions are the products of our mind, as much as they are of objective reality out there!