Tell Me a Story

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1313-8
Publication Date
December 1995
Page Count
253 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

Tell Me a Story

Narrative and Intelligence
Roger C. Schank
How are our memories, our narratives, and our intelligence interrelated? What can artificial intelligence and narratology say to each other? In this pathbreaking study by an expert on learning and computers, Roger C. Schank argues that artificial intelligence must be based on real human intelligence, which consists largely of applying old situations, and our narratives of them, to new situations in less than obvious ways.
About the Author

Roger C. Schank is Director of the Institute for Learning Sciences and John Evans Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Psychology, and Education at Northwestern University. He is the author, with Peter Childers, of The Creative Attitude: Learning to Ask and Answer the Right Questions.

"Tell Me a Story is an impressive book and fun to read."
--New York Times Book Review