Source: New Scientist
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quote: The new machine has instruction set pairs that tell what to do when a certain set of data is encountered. The instructions-data pairs are then sent to multiple "systems", which are chosen at random to produce results. Each system has its own redundant stack of instructions, so if one gets corrupted, others can finish up the work.
quote: The team is currently working on coding the machine so that it can reprogram its own instructions to respond to changes in the environment. That self-learning, combined with the redundant, pseudorandom nature of the system would make it quite a bit more similar to a human brain than a traditional computer.