November 26, 2012
"In the case of artificial intelligence, it seems a reasonable prediction that some time in this or the next century intelligence will escape from the constraints of biology."

— Quote by Cambridge philosophy professor Huw PriceCambridge.  Quote found at phys.org website article "Cambridge to study technology’s risk to humans"

October 9, 2012
"The development of an artificial brain is one of the greatest challenges in Artificial Intelligence. So far, researchers have typically studied brains such as those of rats, monkeys, and humans, but actually ‘simpler’ organisms such as social insects have surprisingly advanced cognitive abilities."

Quote by Dr James Marshall, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield. Quote found in an article on The University of Sheffield website titled:"Green Brain’ project to create an autonomous flying robot with a honey bee brain"

Green Brain

October 9, 2012
"Not only will this pave the way for many future advances in autonomous flying robots, but we also believe the computer modelling techniques we will be using will be widely useful to other brain modelling and computational neuroscience projects"

— Quote by Dr Thomas Nowotny, Department of Informatics, University of Sussex.  Quote found in article on the University of Sheffield website titled "‘Green Brain’ project to create an autonomous flying robot with a honey bee brain"

August 22, 2012
"How long before robots can think like us?"

— This is the title of an online article at the Telegraph.  Check it out at “How long before robots can think like us?”

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February 7, 2012
"IBM’s Watson is an emerging technology at the intersection of Big Data, Analytics and Human / Computer Interaction trends. The key enabling technology areas are: Natural Language Processing, Semantic Analysis, Information Retrieval, Automated Reasoning, and Machine Learning."

Quote found in a HorizonWatching blog post:  HorizonWatching 2012 Trend Report: IBMs Watson TechnologyWatson

January 27, 2012
"What is thinking? What is intelligence? What is the role that computers should and will play in our lives,
and what are the boundaries between humans and computers? IBM’s Watson demands that we reconsider
each of these questions"

— Quote found in an IDC Link pdf document from February 17, 2011 authored by Susan Feldman, IDC Research V.P. Check out the document at: What is Watson:  The IBM Jeopardy Challenge

(Source: google.com)

March 15, 2011
"The digital technology revolution of the past fifty years has taken our information-based, intelligence-enhancing tools to a whole new level. As digital components continue to become ever more powerful, inexpensive and ubiquitous, our IT systems are growing in breadth and capabilities at a dramatic rate. Moreover, using these increasingly powerful IT tools, we are now able to address significantly more sophisticated and complex problems than ever - in science, engineering, business and society in general."

— Quote found on Irving Wladawsky-Berger’s blog post: "The Co-Evolution of Humans and our Tools"

February 24, 2011
"So if computers are getting so much faster, so incredibly fast, there might conceivably come a moment when they are capable of something comparable to human intelligence. Artificial intelligence. All that horsepower could be put in the service of emulating whatever it is our brains are doing when they create consciousness — not just doing arithmetic very quickly or composing piano music but also driving cars, writing books, making ethical decisions, appreciating fancy paintings, making witty observations at cocktail parties."

Quote from the Time Magazine article 2045:  The Year Man Become Immortal written by Lev Grossman

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