BI 048 Liz Spelke: What Makes Us Special?

 
 
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Liz and I discuss her work on cognitive development, specially in infants, and what it can tell us about what makes human cognition different from other animals, what core cognitive abilities we’re born with, and how those abilities may form the foundation for much of our other cognitive abilities to develop. We also talk about natural language as the potential key faculty that synthesizes our early core abilities into the many higher cognitive functions that make us unique as a species, the potential for AI to capitalize on what we know about cognition in infants, plus plenty more.

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