Machine Thinks, Therefore It Is

August 27, 2003 | Source: Wired News

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Sandia National Laboratories are working on creating intelligent machines: computers that can accurately infer intent, remember prior experiences with users, and allow users to call upon simulated experts to help them analyze problems and make decisions.

They are using a human-like cognitive model that enables the machine to have an interaction with the user that more closely resembles communications between two thinking humans.

Early this year work began on Sandia’s Next Generation Intelligent Systems Grand Challenge project. The goal: improve the human capability to understand and solve national security problems, given the exponential growth of information and very complex environments.