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March 28, 2023

AI vs Infants | Implications for Humanlike AI

Today's Artificial Intelligence models are smart but lack the commonsense knowledge humans use to detect what motivates others' actions. A new study by New York University researchers finds that infants use this commonsense psychology to understand intentions, goals, and preferences, essential for social interactions, allowing infants to think in ways even adults take for granted. Understanding how infants possess this knowledge could help build more powerful A.I. systems capable of performing complex tasks with human cognitive abilities.

Credit: National Science Foundation/New York University

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