Artificial Intelligence

Can computers think? Since the 1950s we have been trying to make computers that mimic the brain's complex neural networks. There has been  success with specific challenges, such as when Deep Blue beat chess champion Garry Kasparov in 1997, but consciousness and general intelligence remain long term goals. More recent developments such as IBM's question answering system Watson, and Apple's intelligent personal assistant Siri have focused on answering  user's closed questions.

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