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The Emperor's New AI

In the early 1970s, no science show was complete without predictions of HAL-like intelligent autonomous computers by the turn of the century.

The Japanese, fearing their industrial base would collapse without a response to this omniscient technology, poured hundreds of millions of dollars into their own AI project, called Fifth Generation. They may as well have buried the money in the Pacific Ocean. Two decades later there are no intelligent Robots, and "intelligent" computers are a pipe-dream.

Category : Articles
Year : 2006
Submitted : 6th, August 2008