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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Curiosity and Creativity in an AI

Something we worried about when we built logic based AIs.   One executive rejected the effort, saying:  "  .. I want something new, fresh ... not what comes from old expertise, or old data ... ".   In the HBR:

Can AI Ever Be as Curious as Humans?
by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Ben Taylor

 Curiosity has been hailed as one of the most critical competencies for the modern workplace. It’s been shown to boost people’s employability. Countries with higher curiosity enjoy more economic and political freedom, as well as higher GDPs. It is therefore not surprising that, as future jobs become less predictable, a growing number of organizations will hire individuals based on what they could learn, rather than on what they already know.   ... " 

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