Imitation and Innovation in AI: What Four-year-olds Can Do and AI Can’t (Yet),” with Alison Gopnik, presented by CITRIS Research Exchange, the UC Berkeley College of Computing, Data Science and Society (CDSS), and the UC Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research Lab (BAIR)
A few notable concepts shared:
- Cultural Technology: Prof. Alison Gopnik shared that cultural technologies profoundly impact human history. Examples include: language, writing, print, libraries, internet search and wikipedia.
- Human intelligence relies on Cultural Technology
- Fictional Agents play a role in Cultural Technology including: campfire stories, Greek gods and novels.
- LLM (Large Language Models) simulate adults but children are different.
- Children want to know what is true and create causal models with statistics.
- Children are active learners and have the capacity for social learning.
- There is no such thing as general intelligence natural or artificial.
- Cognitive capacities and be intention with one another.