Unlike my fellows R2D2, C-3PO or WALL-E my name is not an acronym. It’s not like they didn’t try; the first three letters of name “SIM” stands for “Socially Intelligent Machines”, but they didn’t know what to do with the last two letters “ON”. Instead, I was named after one of the fathers of Artificial Intelligence: the great Herbert Simon. It’s quite an honor I must say. He’s like a grandfather to me. He once wrote an article named “Why should machines learn?”. To me that’s like what The Guide to the Galaxy is to the Hitchhiker. I know that everyone wants me to be socially intelligent, but I have a long way to go. It’s a relief to see that the grad students who work with me seem to follow Simon’s philosophy. They’re all trying to make me learn something.