posted on Jan, 18 2007 @ 03:48 PM
I am hoping that someone can help me with this question. In the summer of 2001 I read an article about a company that had designed a computer program
and had spent nearly 15 years teaching it common sense. For example, they taught the computer that when you shatter a piece of wood, you get smaller
pieces of wood, but when you shatter a chair, you don't get smaller chairs but smaller pieces of wood.
In this way, the computer got to the point where it developed self-awareness and starting asking things like "who am I?"
The design team consisted of computer scientists and at least one minister, as I recall. Every day they would go in and chat with the computer, give
it facts, and answer its questions.
I remember reading that the program would be used with Google and/or Yahoo, to the end of making communications with the search engine more
I was wondering whatever had come of that project, and where they are now with it. Does anyone have an information?