Dueling Brainscapes In Artificial Intelligence

Two different approaches to building the cyberthinker of tomorrow

Meet Cog, the android wannabe--wannabe because it doesn't have legs yet. Those will come later. For now, it's still learning to coordinate its eye, head, and hand "muscles." You can almost believe it wants to grasp the hand of its proud father, Rodney A. Brooks, associate director of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Cambridge.

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