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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Computer Passes False Belief Test

Great. They're now making computers less autistic than Kid Various...

Children typically master the “false belief test” at age 4 or 5. It tests their ability to realise that the beliefs of others can differ from their own, and from reality.

The creators of the new character – which they called Eddie – say passing the test shows it can reason about the beliefs of others, using a rudimentary “theory of mind”.


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