Brainlike Computers, Learning From Experience
The new computing approach, already in use by some large technology companies, is based on the biological nervous system, specifically on how neurons react to stimuli and connect with other neurons to interpret information. It allows computers to absorb new information while carrying out a task, and adjust what they do based on the changing signals.
Really an interesting piece on the NYT by John Markoff. Fascinating to see how quickly things will be changing.