Using the power of analogy, a new structure-mapping engine gives computers the ability to reason like humans and even solve moral dilemmas.
Source: Making computers reason and learn by analogy: Structure-mapping engine enables computers to reason and learn like humans, including solving moral dilemmas — ScienceDaily
I’ve said it before, human thinking works on sameness and difference – key being difference!
Here, they’re taking the cataphatic approach – probably bouncing off Douglas Hofstadter’s work on analogy, but guys! don’t forget about the opposite – dissimilarity!
The human mind, I am convinced, operates in terms of sameness and difference*. From this conviction I have recently come to label two modes of thinking – ways which the mind ‘makes sense’ of the world:
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