No, we didn't just create an AI that’s as smart as a 4-year old

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago recently IQ-tested an AI system to see how intelligent it really is. Results showed that it's about as smart as the average 4-year-old —with some important caveats. Indeed, some very, very important caveats. » 7/16/13 1:23pm 7/16/13 1:23pm

New evidence that children start forming solid memories when they are…

What's your earliest accurate memory? Chances are, it occurred after your third birthday, and until recently, scientists assumed that this was because children do not form accurate memories until the ages of three or four. But a new study from New Zealand suggests that children can correctly recall experiences from… » 12/23/11 8:30am 12/23/11 8:30am