Unknown Unknowns: The Problem of Hypocognition

In 1806, entrepreneur Frederic Tudor sailed to the island of Martinique with a precious cargo. He had harvested ice from frozen Massachusetts rivers and expected to make a tidy profit selling it to tropical customers. There was only one problem: the islanders had never seen ice…. Hypocognition, a term introduced to modern behavioral science by anthropologist Robert Levy, means the […]

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Rebooting AI – postulates

“We are trapped by Turing’s definition of intelligence. In his famous formulation Turing confined intelligence as a solution to a verbal game played against humans. This in particular sets intelligence as a (1) solution to a game, and (2) puts human in the judgement position. This definition is extremely deceptive and has not served the field well. Dogs, monkeys, elephants […]

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How Lego uses storytelling for commercial benefit

In March 2018 we ran the Power of Storytelling event. It featured lots of brilliant speakers, and amongst them was Stuart Chapman from Lego. Stuart talked to us about how Lego uses storytelling to its commercial benefit. It was a superb, highly entertaining and engaging talk, featuring references to Tom Cruise films and 1980s children’s TV. Here’s an excerpt:     We’re […]

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