IBM plans self-aware computers
May 1, 2001 | Source: KurzweilAI
IBM has unveiled eLiza, an ambitious program to create computers that can maintain and update themselves automatically.
The name eLiza stands for “electronic lizard,” from the statement by futurist Ray Kurzweil that the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue (the chess computer that took on Gary Kasparov) was as smart as the average lizard.
A version of eLiza is being implemented on Blue Gene, the world’s fastest computer.