The search for a thinking machine

The search for a thinking machine By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter 17 September 2015 From the section Technology Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Building an artificial brain that thinks like a human is complex and experts are only just beginning to get to grips with it By 2050 some experts believe that machines will have reached human level intelligence.Thanks, in part, to a new era of machine learning, computer are already learning from raw data in the same way as the human infant learns from the world around her.It means we are getting machines that can, for example, teach themselves how to play computer games and get incredibly good at them (work ongoing at Google’s DeepMind) and devices that can start to communicate in human-like speech, such as voice assistantsā€¦


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