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AIs are being tested to see how well they understand our thoughts

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EyeEm/Alamy Stock Photo By Timothy Revell DO COMPUTERS know what we are thinking? To find out, a team at the University of California, Berkeley, has created a set of gruelling tests that probe AI’s progress in understanding the world. None has passed the tests yet, but one got very close. The tests examine theory of mind – the ability to reason about another’s beliefs – and are inspired by experiments in psychology. Each consists of a short paragraph describing a scenario involving people – for example,