A quote by Rodney Brooks

A quote from Rodney Brooks forecast in NS that I found relevant:

Show a two-year-old child a key, a shoe, a cup, a book or any of hundreds of other objects, and they can reliably name its class - even when they have never before seen something that looks exactly like that particular key, shoe, cup or book. Our computers and robots still cannot do this task with any reliability

Why do I blog this? the quote is self-revealing to me, especially with regards to AI promises.

The rest of the excerpt that I haven't reproduced here is about the fact that, though we handled the generic object recognition problem, researchers still need to benefit from psychophysics and brain to open up the possibilities of more thorough recognition.