Machines like me

Ian McEwan

At the start, we thought we were within ten years of replicating the human brain. But every tiny problem we solved, a million others would pop up. Have you any idea what it takes to catch a ball, or raise a cup to your lips, or make immediate sense of a world, a phrase or an ambiguous sentence? We didn’t, not at first… So – knowing not much about the mind, you want to embody an artificial one in social life.

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