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Even robots make mistakes

It’s impossible to ignore the rise of robots. They’ve gone from ‘awkward factory joke’ to ‘overlords-in-training’ in a handful of years. And it turns out the breakthrough was teaching them how to make mistakes. Our brains learn through trial and error. For many years, when a robot produced an error it would simply stop, shake, […]

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Keep playing

Children naturally make mistakes and think little of it. They’re not bothered at how bad their painting is. They’re just happy to get covered in paint making it and even more delighted if it gets stuck on the fridge. As teens, we’re taught to stop playing and stop making mistakes so that we can pass […]

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Mistakes are sexy

You’ve probably heard that scars are sexy. Some psych students even ran an experiment and found it to be true enough. But why? Scars are sexy because they’re a sign that we’ve lived. That we’ve tried; we fought for something we care about. They’re a visible reminder of a mistake. Shakespeare wrote, “A scar nobly […]