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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tom Malone and the MIT Cognitive Center

We worked with Tom Malone some time ago. He is now director of the MIT Cognitive center. A push forward to AI, long ago started at MIT, that then stalled for a few decades ... now back again?  From a talk at IBM:

" .. When it came time for Thomas Malone, Director of MIT’s Center for Collective Intelligence, to address the crowd of cognitive computing enthusiasts today at IBM's research colloquium, he began his talk with a quote.

' The hope is that, in not too many years, human brains and computing machines will be coupled together very tightly, and that the resulting partnership will think as no human brain has ever thought and process data in a way not approached by the information-handling machines we know today. ... ' 

Malone first read that statement, written by the computer scientist J. C. R. Licklider in 1960, as a college student and he said it inspired his subsequent career researching human-computer symbiosis. ... " 

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