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Infants soon learn to make sense of the complex world around them: Their understanding far surpasses any of the current attempts to design intelligent computerized systems. How do such young infants arrive at this understanding?
Answering this question has been a challenge for cognitive psychology researchers and computer scientists alike. On the one hand, babies cannot explain how they first learn to comprehend the world around them, and on the other, computers, for all their sophistication, need human help with labeling and sorting objects to make learning possible. Many scientists believe that for computers to “see” the world as we do, they must first learn to classify and identify objects in much the same way that a baby does.