Birds faster than ADSL while AI lacks motivation

Birds faster than ADSL while AI lacks motivation – Nerban’s week in tech Sept 09

Even though there are no Apple related stories, the pic works perfectly, under any circumstance.

A Durban IT company pitted an 11-month-old bird armed with a 4GB memory stick against the ADSL service from the country’s biggest web firm, Telkom. Winston the pigeon took two hours to carry the data 60 miles – in the same time the ADSL had sent 4% of the data.
Why motivation is key for artificial intelligence; and why, according to this article, there will be no need to be scared that Artificial Intelligence Robots will overtake the Human Race, as they will lack the motivation to do so ….
Facebook ‘enhances intelligence’ but Twitter ‘diminishes it’, claims psychologist.
Samsung netbook to have 11 hour battery life – for all your limited computing uses. I would like to see something similar for a Macbook Pro.


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