Crossing the river

Already lost to me is the LinkedIn post that brought this to my attention, but searching for that story, I found an article that told some more of the background.

The link between the original post and the classic non-fiction work “Gödel Escher Bach” is the icing on the cake.

You’re familiar with the concept of the puzzle where a man has to cross a river with various things: perhaps a goat, a wolf and a cabbage; but only a certain number of items will fit in the boat.

Watching the different AI’s variously make a mess of this puzzle when asked to solve a much simpler version sparked no small amount of joy.

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