Stories are part of the curriculum for artificial intelligence robots

Researchers at Georgia Tech with support from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) have designed an ingenious – arguably – artificial intelligence (AI) software that will teach robots the difference between right and wrong. Through the art of storytelling, the software, called Quixote, should teach the robot acceptable behavior in social gatherings. I’m sure I’m not going be the first or last to make the association between the software name “Quixote” and the legendary story of The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. The main character of the story is first driven by his wild fantasies that originates from all the romantic stories he read. Essentially, the character has no connection to reality and sets out on a journey where the final result is…


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