Is the “singularity” coming, as Kurzweil argues there and elsewhere, when machines equal and then quickly surpass human intelligence?
The brain assists the organization and recall of thoughts by segmenting them and associating them with stimuli. But who is doing the thinking?
Marks concedes that a computer code can surprise us — as, for example, when playing the game Go.
Douglas Hofstadter argued in much the same vein as Henry Markham, that the brain can be understand in rules-bound machine terms.
Discovery is getting ready to enter into a conversation with leaders in the information and technology industry, centered in Seattle.