In December, philosopher and artificial intelligence expert Aaron Sloman announced his intention to create nothing less than a robot mathematician. He reckons he has identified a key component of how humans develop mathematical talent. If he’s right, it should be possible to program a machine to be as good as us at mathematics, and possibly better.
This is no mad quest, insists Sloman, of the University of Birmingham in the UK. “Human brains don’t work by magic, so whatever it is they do should be doable in suitably designed machines,” he says. Read More… [via newscientist]