If you’re looking for a valuable SEO insight or a handy tip, you can skip this article. What follows is nothing but pure technophiliac geekery, but it does relate to search engines – albeit in a somewhat roundabout way.
I’ve been fascinated with the concept of Artificial Intelligence – true, self-aware machine intelligence - for decades. In fact I can tell you exactly when I became fascinated with AI: it was the day I saw the first Terminator film. Aside from it being a superb action flick, it was one of the first mainstream expressions of AI and it instantly captured my imagination.
In those days, the mid 1980′s, there was still a strong expectation that computer scientists would soon crack the magic formula and we’d have true machine intelligence. (more…)