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Storytelling

  • Joseph R. Carvalko Jr.
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Abstract

One of the defining characteristics of our species is storytelling. It is partly abstract, sometimes dependent on actual experience and at other times completely fictional, But, all storytelling engages a human experience in some way, requiring that the teller be “in the world.” We discuss that among all creatures, only we tell stories in a way that forms civilization and defines its humanity. We use specific opening lines from classical literature to make the point that AI cannot possible appreciate context as it relates to the intangibility of human experience.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph R. Carvalko Jr.
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  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Center for BioethicsYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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