How Storytelling Makes Robots, AI More Human

Researchers are using storytelling to teach a robot how to be more ethical and potentially put to rest fears of dangerous artificial intelligence agents taking over the world. Google, Tesla And Apple Race For Electric, Autonomous Vehicle Talent (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) What if nearly anyone could program an artificial intelligence or robot by telling it a story or teaching it to read a story? That is the goal of Mark Riedl and Brent Harrison, researchers from the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, with their Quixote system, which utilizes storytelling as part of reinforcement training for robots. Not only would story-based teaching be incredibly easy, it promises to solve many of the fears we have of dangerous AIs taking over the world,…


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