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Building a machine that can think

Jim Gimzewski and Henry Sillin at work in their lab. The project is funded by the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Japan's National Institute for Material Science. Bart Kosko, professor of electrical engineering at USC, said the Pentagon's backing is evidence that the...

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