Feature article on BU Today, by Courtney Humphries.
Massimiliano “Max” Versace sits in a conference room at BU’s Neuromorphics Laboratory. The lab director is holding one of the lab’s frequent visitors—his infant son, who is looking intently at his father. “This is a great example of a general-purpose learning machine,” Versace says—and he is only half joking. Versace has been discussing the lab’s primary goal: to build an artificial intelligence that is smarter than any robot yet created. Read the rest of this entry »