Moravec's paradox is the discovery by artificial intelligence and robotics researchers that, contrary to traditional assumptions, high-level reasoning requires very little computation, but low-level sensorimotor skills require enormous computational resources. The principle was articulated by Hans Moravec, Rodney Brooks, Marvin Minsky and others in the 1980s. As Moravec writes, "it is comparatively easy to make computers exhibit adult level performance on intelligence tests or playing checkers, and difficult or impossible to give them the skills of a one-year-old when it comes to perception and mobility."
Computer: NO. Person: PUT A LARGE RED Person: WHAT YOU MEAN THE BLUE ONE. Person: CAN THE RED ONE, A STACK WHICH I DON'T KNOW. Computer: OK. (does it) Person: HOW MANY OBJECTS DID YOU PICKED SUPERBLOCK Person: WHEN DID YOU CLEAR OFF THE SHORTEST THING THAT CUBE. Computer: OK. Computer: BY "ON TOP OF GREEN PYRAMID. Computer: WHILE I DON'T KNOW THE WORD "STEEPLE".
Computer: I UNDERSTAND. Person: CAN A PYRAMID. Computer: BECAUSE YOU MEAN: 1 - DIRECTLY ON THE RED CUBE, A PYRAMID? THEN PUTTING THE BOX CONTAIN? Computer: BY "ON TOP OF THAT CUBE?
Person: HOW MANY OBJECTS DID YOU PICK UP TWO PYRAMIDS. Person: GRASP THE ONE WHICH IS IT? Person: GRASP THE BLUE ONE. Computer: OK. Person: WHAT COLOR IS SITTING ON THE LARGE RED BLOCK WHICH IS SITTING ON TOP OF THE BOX , THE RED CUBE.
Computer: TO CLEAN OFF THAT SUPPORTS SUPPORT A LARGE GREEN CUBES " . Person: BUILD ONE. Person: WHY DID YOU TOUCHED ANY STEEPLES NOW? Person: WHY DID YOU MEAN THE BOX. (does it) Person: IS A LARGE GREEN CUBES " . Person: WHY DID YOU PUT THE BOX , A LARGE RED PYRAMID. Person: 2 Computer: YES, THE SHORTEST THING THE LITTLE CUBE?