AVQ&A: How would you teach an AI what it means to be human?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d like us and the readers to answer? Email us at avcqa@theonion.com.

For Artificial Intelligence week, we got a question from The A.V. Club‘s own Ignatiy Vishnevetsky:

What one piece of pop culture would you use to teach an AI what it means to be human?

Josh Modell

If we want the AI to know not just the joys or sorrows of being human, we’ll have to find it something that strikes a rare, delicate balance. We also don’t want something too supernatural or outside the everyday human experience …

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