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Why A Computer Will Never Be Truly Conscious - Liwaiwai

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Many advanced artificial intelligence projects say they are working toward building a conscious machine, based on the idea that brain functions merely encode and process multisensory information. The assumption goes, then, that once brain functions are properly understood, it should be possible to program them into a computer. Microsoft recently announced that it would spend US$1 billion on a project to do just that. So far, though, attempts to build supercomputer brains have not even come close. A multi-billion-dollar European project that began in 2013 is now largely understood to have failed.


Why a computer will never be truly conscious

#artificialintelligence

Many advanced artificial intelligence projects say they are working toward building a conscious machine, based on the idea that brain functions merely encode and process multisensory information. The assumption goes, then, that once brain functions are properly understood, it should be possible to program them into a computer. Microsoft recently announced that it would spend US$1 billion on a project to do just that. So far, though, attempts to build supercomputer brains have not even come close. A multi-billion-dollar European project that began in 2013 is now largely understood to have failed.


Why Computers Will Never Be Truly Conscious

#artificialintelligence

Many advanced artificial intelligence projects say they are working toward building a conscious machine, based on the idea that brain functions merely encode and process multisensory information. The assumption goes, then, that once brain functions are properly understood, it should be possible to program them into a computer. Microsoft recently announced that it would spend US$1 billion on a project to do just that. So far, though, attempts to build supercomputer brains have not even come close. A multi-billion-dollar European project that began in 2013 is now largely understood to have failed.


Why a computer will never be truly conscious

#artificialintelligence

Many advanced artificial intelligence projects say they are working toward building a conscious machine, based on the idea that brain functions merely encode and process multisensory information. The assumption goes, then, that once brain functions are properly understood, it should be possible to program them into a computer. Microsoft recently announced that it would spend US$1 billion on a project to do just that. So far, though, attempts to build supercomputer brains have not even come close. A multi-billion-dollar European project that began in 2013 is now largely understood to have failed.


Don't pull an all-nighter while trying to prepare for a test

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Pulling an all-nighter is one way to try and cram for exams, but experts have found that a decent sleep can help our memories to sink in. Previous studies have shown that recently acquired information is'reactivated' and strengthened in the sleeping brain. Now, experts have found that there is a particular pattern of neural activity which supports this reactivation process. The findings could help scientists better understand how we learn and retain information - and could one day be used to improve our memories. Pulling an all-nighter is one way to try and cram for exams, but experts have found a decent sleep can help our memories to sink in.