URI researcher envisions day when computers think

FORWARD THINKING: Haibo He, a researcher at the University of Rhode Island College of Engineering, is leading a team that specializes in complex mathematical formulas that attempt to have computers mimic the human brain. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
FORWARD THINKING: Haibo He, a researcher at the University of Rhode Island College of Engineering, is leading a team that specializes in complex mathematical formulas that attempt to have computers mimic the human brain. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer may be able to win a chess match against a world champion, but ask it to vacuum the floor and it’s game over. The computer, for all its might, remains hamstrung by its narrow focus and thus lacks the capacity to excel in numerous complex topics. Building a better, smarter computer…

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