Is Artificial Intelligence coming of age?

The State of the Art

Most experts have settled on a description of Artificial Intelligence as being the scientific endeavor of building computers that mimic the capabilities of the human brain.

To put that into perspective, we know that Human Intelligence started to evolve 7–8 million years ago when our oldest ancestors had a brain volume of about 450 cubic centimeters. In the next 3.5 million years our ancestors’ brain volume increased to about 1350 cubic centimeters. Modern humans (average brain volume of about 1200 cubic…