People began dreaming of intelligent computers from the moment the computer was invented, but few people had any idea of how to bring it about. Part of the problem was the fact that few knew how the human brain worked, and so any attempt to make machines intelligent would be like recreating a statue that one was not permitted to look at. In 1958, a particular theory gained favor with computer scientists. It has also gained favor with neuroscientists - but with a twist that might make computers as filled with biases and blindspots as humans.
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