Wednesday, May 6, 2009
ScienceNews: Artificial Intelligence Created With Gene Splicing.
Scientists at UCLA reported recently that after years of trial and error, they successfully created an intelligent computer using genetic techniques. By combining the DNA of two individuals in the laboratory--Dr. John Stevens and his Chinese graduate assistant, Ma Ching, were able to create a carbon-based computer capable of simulating human intelligence. The computer, referred to as "Timmy" has a central processing unit capable of mimicking human reasoning, auto-locomotion and other high-level processes. Furthermore, it appears that "Timmy" also contains algorithms that can replicate human emotional reactions such as love, anger, fear, jealousy, and curiosity.