Topics: Brief history of AI and arguments against the possibility of artificial intelligence; emergence of symbolic processing capability through evolution; strong story hypothesis: ability to tell, understand, recombine stories distinguishes human intelligence from that of other primates; understanding the story of MacBeth: how to answer questions about information that is not explicit, such as whether Duncan is dead at the end; use of inference rules, explanation rules, concept patterns; Genesis system for story understanding that can find connections between events, integrate cultural background of reader, answer questions about motives, assess similarity between stories, and interpret stories from different domains such as politics and conflict, e.g. understanding analogies between US-Viet Cong and Arab-Israeli conflicts; social animal hypothesis; directed perception hypothesis. CBMM, NSF STC » Patrick Winston: The Story Understanding Story. Video. CBMM videos marked with a have an interactive transcript feature enabled, which appears below the video when playing. Viewers can search for keywords in the video or click on any word in the transcript to jump to that point in the video. When searching, a dark bar with white vertical lines appears below the video frame . My understanding from this story is, that the help we do to others is not just an act of generosity, but is an action intended to relieve ourselves of the pain, had we looked away when someone is in suffering..