Experts: Build AI the way we teach our toddlers

Apr 17, 2018, 7:41 AM EDT
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Artificial intelligence researchers at companies like Google and Uber believe that giving this technology a toddler’s brain, which is more plastic and adaptive, could help machines learn new concepts and understand abstract puzzles with small amounts of data.

Alison Gopnik, a professor of developmental psychology at the University of California at Berkeley, explains that a child’s brain is “smarter, more inventive, and better at learning” than adults in several ways, which is why baby-brained AI can come closer to approximating human intelligence, notes Popular Science.

To develop AI that’s capable of differentiating between right and wrong, it should be raised like we teach our kids, writes Quartz. The technology shouldn’t just augment our capabilities but turn us into better humankind, which is possible if AI is taught to be unbiased, empathetic and fair.