Computers are terrible at learning language. Would they be any better if they learned it like humans have to?

A team of computer scientists has built a ‘robot baby’ that is interacting with people and learning to speak. Ground-breaking, or just creepy?

Linguist Daniel Midgley babbles away on this episode of Talk the Talk.


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Show notes

Main article
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/06/robot-talk/

Another:
http://blogs.herts.ac.uk/research/2012/06/14/new-discoveries-with-language-learning-robots/