Maroon Minute highlights National Science Foundation grant
Dr. Steven Younger, applied science and engineering research professor, and Dr. Emmett Redd, physics, astronomy and materials science professor, have received a grant of $140,000 from the National Science Foundation. The funding is for their project on super computing and brain-like intelligence.
In the 1990s, a theoretical model was developed illustrating the possibility of a computer capable of unprecedented dynamic, flexible and interactive behaviors. Younger and Redd’s research consolidates experimental and theoretical research. They hope the result will be a machine that can perform well beyond the capabilities of present-day computers.
Younger and Redd’s research could contribute to the development of an advanced machine with a knack for common sense and the ability to learn well beyond the parameters of its programming.
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