The question of the origin of language, after having been almost hidden for a century, has come back to the fore. A growing number of researchers now believe this multidisciplinary question using concepts developed by complexity sciences. THE robotsrobots could teach us a lot about speech.
The assumption is that theand languages are complex adaptive systems, which are the self-organizing result of the dynamic and collective interaction of individuals, analogous, for example, to the sophisticated architecture of termite nests which is the self-organizing result of the interaction between termites, without any of them having a plan of the overall structure.
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Artificial system: a tool for understanding language
However, complex adaptive systems are very difficult to understand, and one of the crucial tools to allow us to develop our intuition about them is the constructionconstruction of especially those of .
This file proposes an immersion in the heart of the problems related to language and its origins, to better discern the technical constraints and the stakes of artificial systems in the understanding of language.
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