While thinking about AI, this question came into my mind. Could curiosity help in developing a true AI? According to this website (for testing creativity):
Curiosity in this context refers to persistent desire to learn and discover new things and ideas. A curious person
- always looks for new and original ways of thinking,
- likes to learn,
- searches for alternative solutions even when traditional solutions are present and available,
- enjoys reading books and watching documentaries,
- wants to know how things work inside out.
Let's take Clarifai, an image/video classification startup, which can classify images and video with the best accuracy (according to them). If I understand correctly, they trained their deep learning system using millions of images with supervised learning. In the same algorithm, what would happen if we somehow added a "curiosity factor" when the AI has difficulty in classifying an image or its objects? It would ask a human for help, just like a curious child.
Curiosity makes a human being learn new things and also helps to generate new original ideas. Could the addition of curiosity change Clarifai into a true AI?