The intelligence of machines is a much debated subject. Some researchers say that computers will eventually attain super-human intelligence, others think that computers will be always be restricted to performing pre-programmed tasks, with limited ability to learn and innovate. Both camps have overlooked an obvious strategy: interviewing a computer and asking its opinion. Intrepid researcher Tom Sgouros has leapt into this breach, and tackles the issue in an entertaining and informative show.
Judy herself was built in Tom's basement, over the course of
several months, from pieces of some old computers, a couple of
bicycles, a photocopier, a marine stove, and yes, someone's kitchen
sink. After intensive tutoring in phonics,
elocution, and the elements of logic, Judy made her public debut in
January 2000. Tom and Judy have toured most of the United States and are visiting Scotland in March this year. More about Judy.
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