Order out of chaos
This month we look at the innate nature of storytelling and why AI will need to learn how to tell stories. But that’s not all: This issue is also about the beautiful power of stories themselves.
- Our Brains Tell Stories So We Can Live: Without inner narratives we would be lost in a chaotic world, by Robert A. Burton
- The Great Silence: A parrot has a question for humans, by Ted Chiang
- The Storytelling Computer: Artificial intelligence needs to think like the mythical trickster, by M.R. O’Connor
- This issue also includes contributions from Stephen T. Asma, Kevin Berger, Kelly Clancy, Simon DeDeo, Peter Sheridan Dodds, Brian Gallagher, Joseph LeDoux, George Musser, Barry B. Powell, Robert Sapolsky, Michael Segal, and Lucas Rieppel.