I just found an post about a new supercomputer released about a new supercomputer called Titan. They referred to it, jokingly as SkyNet. It reminded me of the reference made in class a few weeks ago and I thought I’d share.
While the the Titan computer does not have AI, if we accept Isaac Asimov’s writings (for a film version, see I, Robot), it’s theoretically possible it could develop a consciousness and become Skynet’s real life equivalent. While this would take a frightening level of development, the article contains no mention of an ability to learn, which is a key difference between the Titan and the fictional and theoretical versions. So, I think it’s safe to say that Titan is just a really impressive computer.
Any other opinions?