Chapter 2. Intelligent Software

Of course, machines can’t think as people do. A machine is different from a person. Hence, they think differently. The interesting question is, just because something thinks differently from you, does that mean it’s not thinking?

—Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, The Imitation Game, 2014

The truth is, no one knows how to build the software counterpart of the human brain. One reason is the current, effective lack of knowledge about the internal functioning of the brain. Another reason is the recognizably different architecture of the biological brain compared to the architecture of today’s computers.

As long as neuroscientists learn more and in more depth about the behavior of the brain, mathematicians have ...

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