Why is it That Computers Still Can't Do What Our Brains Can?

Marvin Minsky


Why is it that computers still cannot do what our brains can? Marvin Minsky has been studying this problem for over 20 years, and he believes it is because computers are shackled by constraints we place on them. He believes, by changing the instructions we give them, computers will be able to have motivations and feelings ... and consciousness! What are these constraints, and how will removing them release the power of computers?