Science: Brains by Design

Can machines become truly intelligent? Mathematician John D. Williams of the Rand Corp. told a Tempe, Ariz. meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics that they can and probably will become more intelligent than man.

Dr. Williams has respect enough for the human brain. It does some things very well, he said, such as recalling almost instantly bits of information that have been in dead storage for years. It is also capable of abstractions as varied as the theory of relativity and the Song of Solomon. It can think about itself, he...

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