An essay in Poets and Writers Magazine explores the importance and meaning of stories. The author highlights Andrew Gordon’s research collecting personal stories from blogs and using them to help teach computers to reason.
“Storytelling is a human universal,” Gordon says in the article. “There’s not a culture that doesn’t tell stories. It’s something embedded in our genes that makes us good storytellers. It’s a huge survival advantage, because you can encapsulate important information from one person to another and share it within a group. So there’s a good reason to be good storytellers.”