Whatever happened to machines that think?

THE SINGULARITY: In futurology, a technological singularity is a predicted point in the development of a civilisation at which technological progress accelerates beyond the ability of present-day humans to fully comprehend or predict. The singularity can more specifically refer to the advent of smarter-than-human intelligence, and the cascading technological progress assumed to follow.
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A veritable cognitive mind

R Colin Johnson, 7/28/2003 10:34 AM EDT
Marvin Minsky, MIT professor and AI's founding father, says today's artificial-intelligence methods are fine for gluing together two or a few knowledge domains but still miss the "big" AI problem. Indeed, according to Minsky, the missing element is something so big that we can't see it: common sense. more ... about A veritable cognitive mind

AI Founder Blasts Modern Research

Will we ever make machines that are as smart as ourselves?
Not if engineers insist on building stupid robots, according to a founder of artificial intelligence research.
"AI has been brain-dead since the 1970s," said AI guru Marvin Minsky in a recent speech at Boston University. Minsky co-founded the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in 1959 with John McCarthy. more ... about AI Founder Blasts Modern Research