If machines could learn like children things would be exactly the same as they are now, they would no longer be machines. The term itself is a logical contradiction which purports to describe a thing which is impossible, (logically) impossible. Machines can’t learn like children, or like adults, or like animals, or like space aliens, they can’t learn because they are machines. If they could learn they would no longer be machines. What they would be is not for me to say, I can only say what they would not be, and that is machines. For what feels like the ten thousandth time now, say it with me, machines can’t learn.

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