posted on Jan, 8 2005 @ 03:32 PM
Yeah, I personally doubt that this thing is capable of 'thinking' or 'learning' like a human (because such a function would require some degree of
sentience/self-awareness that could, in turn, consciously affect learning/cognition... and I have yet to see proof of a sentient machine), but it
seems like it is at least capable of mimicking human learning (in that it can react to situations based on data collected in the past, even if zero
real consciousness is involved). So, though this isn't exactly what it is advertised as being, it's still pretty interesting. Though it lacks
emotion or self-awareness... it is (or at least it is billed as) a machine that can adapt to an environment.
And, again, just think about a bigger, more agile version tied into a bank of central computers. The field soldiers of the future?