Monthly Archives: February 2013

We have a long way to go

My daughter, age 2, throws out numbers without understanding their domains. If you ask her what time it is, she says it is “49”. Overhearing her mother adding up how much money was owed for a transaction, she began to imitate. She says, “9, 10, 11, 4 dollars.” She doesn’t understand how it all fits together yet, but she is working through concepts that will eventually form her adult understanding. This is the kind of learning we are working toward emulating in the field of Artificial Intelligence. We have a long way to go.