A computer program that learns to “imagine” the world shows how AI can think more like us - MIT Technology Review
"DeepMind, the AI-focused subsidiary of Alphabet has taken a step in that direction by making a computer program that builds a mental picture of the world all by itself. You might say that it learns to imagine the world around it."
The system uses what the researchers call a generative query network which looks at a scene from multiple angles and then tries to describe what it might look like from another angle.
This example of perspective taking could lead to AIs that are capable of more sophisticated reasoning and processing. A great example of an AI system do such things is IBM's debating bot which I shared in CTOdaily this week.