Artificial intelligence needs to think like the mythical trickster.

“We can construct these elaborate castles and stories in our head. No other animals do that,” Berwick said. The theory flips the common explanation of why language devel­oped: not as a tool for interpersonal communication but as an in­strument of internal thought. Language, they argue, is not sound with meaning but meaning with sound.

http://nautil.us/issue/75/story/the-storytelling-computer

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