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Does Watson Know the Answer to IBM’s Woes? IBM is betting that research on more human-like artificial intelligence will help it turn things around.As cheap cloud computing services erode IBM’s traditional hardware business with alarming speed, the company finds itself facing an uncertain future. If only there were some clever machine it could turn to for advice.
Information Age: the radio transmitter that changed our world The second in our series on the major inventions that shaped the information age revisits the London transmitter 2LO and the birth of British broadcasting Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World at the Science Museum, London, opens on Saturday 25 October
What It Will Take for Computers to Be Conscious The world’s best-known consciousness researcher says machines could one day become self-aware.Is a worm conscious? How about a bumblebee? Does a computer that can play chess “feel” anything?