Bilkent ACM SIGART (Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence)
Abstract: Theories of child development have swayed
between the view that babies minds begin as blank slates (tableau
rasa) upon which experience "writes", and the view that
almost everything, especially language, is somehow
innate, built-in at birth. This short video shows recent psychological evidence that demonstrates that even at 4 months old, children can recognise their mother tongue and learn quite complex predictive "rules." Conversly, it also shows that at age 3, many children seemingly fail to properly employ notions of intention, desire, feelings and belief in their social interactions, something which we adults take for granted. How then, should we interpret these new findings and what hints do they offer for AI models of cognition?
Thursday, 27th March. 1997 at 16:40 Room: B-Block Amphi (Eng. Building)
P.S. There will be a related talk next week (or possibly the week after), given by Dr. Gurkan Tekman of METU's Psychology Dept., which we hope you will all attend.