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Adam Gopnik on human and computer intelligence

March 28th, 2011

Episode 193 of 447 episodes

This week in the magazine, Adam Gopnik looks at memory, intelligence, and the shrinking advantage humans have over computers. In this interview, Gopnik takes questions from Blake Eskin and from the artificial intelligence known as Cleverbot. Gopnik and Eskin examine the layers of tone and meaning to be found in human speech that remain, like, you know, difficult for, um, computers to understand.

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