Friday, July 20, 2007

Schank: What the Book is About and its Objective

'Tell Me a Story' is about how people think about life. Though it is written by a high tech artificial intelligence scholar, it is not about machines, it is about people. It is an attempt to look at the problem of mind work in a different manner. The intention is: (1.) To understand how human memory works; (2.) Why it works the way it does; and, (3.) How it can be used by those who are attempting to understand what thinking is about.

"The objective of the book is to show that "Thinking depends very much on storytelling and storyunderstanding..." page XLIV

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