AI uses a child’s game to learn common sense

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Spotted: Researchers at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) invented a children's game to teach computers common sense. The game, Iconary (think Pictionary with icons instead of doodles), can train AI to think more like humans. In previous experiments, we learned that AI can master chess and beat a human playing Go. Those tasks are impressive, but fall short of complex thought or understanding complex images. Unlike human children, AI does not intuitively understand that a drawing of a house and three stick figures represents a family. Or that a dog and a house equal doghouse. To play chess or Go,…

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