Intelligence has been defined by many, yet completely understood by few. In Jeff Hawkin’s book On Intelligence, he explained that the way computers process information is not the same way a brain may process information. This led to his life-long desire to better understand what he referred to as real intelligence. He explained that human intelligence is far different from artificial intelligence.
The transfer of data from machine to man is not as easy as movies have led the public to believe. In the Matrix, megabytes of data were simply uploaded into the human brain. This data then allowed for increased knowledge and abilities. In the past, this was just fun science fiction.
Researchers are gaining new insight as to how the brain processes language through the use of a new technology that translates brain activity into words. The Guardian reported that “devices could transform the lives of thousands of people who lose the ability to speak as a result of a stroke or other medical conditions.”
While science may not be at the Matrix level yet, there have been strides made in research. Hawkins predicted in his 2004 book, that this decade could be the time that truly intelligent devices/machines are created that may make an important difference for mankind.