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.