Thursday, August 18, 2011

IBM unveils chip that mimics the human brain

"Mimics," of course. "Mimics." There's nothing to fear ...

Here's the link:

Brain 2.0

Odd echo of Kubrick's 2001 when a BBC Interviewer described the capabilities of the HAL 9000 ...

BBC Interviewer: The sixth member of the Discovery crew was not concerned about the problems of hibernation, for he was the latest result in machine intelligence: The H.-A.-L. 9000 computer, which can reproduce, though some experts still prefer to use the word mimic, most of the activities of the human brain, and with incalculably greater speed and reliability. We next spoke with the H.-A.-L. 9000 computer, whom we learned one addresses as "Hal."

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