Baby's errors are crucial first step for a smarter robot

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By Michael Reilly in Lisbon and David Robson When your software crashes, you probably restart your PC and hope it doesn’t happen again, or you get the bug fixed. But not Rachel Wood. When a program she was testing screwed up a task that a 2-year-old would find easy, she was elated. The reason for this seemingly perverse reaction is that Wood’s program didn’t contain a bug, but had committed a famous cognitive goof identified by the psychology pioneer Jean Piaget. Known as the A-not-B error,