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Humans need a training set as well, infants or small childs won't be able to categorize based on one example, they lack experience just as a neural network. Adults can because they can connect their intuition to a lot of experience from similar objects, but I don't see why an AI could not do the same.

children will learn new words from one example

Toddlers certainly don’t.

how do you know what they know when they can't talk yet

I think that rather proves my point.

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