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Too Hard for Science? Simulating the Human Brain

Supercomputers may soon approach the brain's power, but much is unknown about how it works In "Too Hard for Science?" I interview scientists about ideas they would love to explore that they don't think could be investigated...

May 9, 2011 — Charles Q. Choi

Artificial Intelligence: If at First You Don't Succeed...

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The last symposium in M.I.T.'s 150-day celebration of its 150th anniversary (who ever said that geeks don't like ritual?) is devoted to the question: "Whatever happened to AI?"Of course, that is a particularly appropriate self-introspection for M.I.T...

May 4, 2011 — Gary Stix

Robots Evolve to Look Out for Their Own

A robot must protect its own existence.

This mid-20th-century dictate to the robotic clade from science fiction author and biochemist Isaac Asimov seems cleanly in step with Darwinian theory and the biological world of survival of the fittest...

May 3, 2011 — Katherine Harmon
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