- Peter L. Whittle
- A former journalist, broadcaster, political staffer and policy adviser, Peter has studied political science, journalism, public administration and Canadian politics. He has grown weary of partisan politics but remains engaged in public policy issues and community activism. Father to three teenage boys,he is committed to teaching them the values of cooperation, volunteering and caring for each other. All I want is for my children to be respectful and successful.
Monday, December 3, 2012
SPAUN OF THE LIVING
A group of researchers at the University of Waterloo have created an artificial brain that can pass a basic IQ test.
How far away is the world from a HAL 900, Skynet, Cylons or the NS-5 robots from IRobot? Should we be scared or alighted?
The brain, (The Semantic Pointer Architecture Unified Network — SPAUN) runs on a supercomputer, has a digital eye which it uses for visual input, a robotic arms and it can write!
Researchers hope to further develop this “brain” by creating more adaptability so it can learn by actually doing things, rather than being limited by what it has been programmed to do