IBM's e-business Management Services has announced business software that
has some ability to "self-heal":
The system borrows from technology used with Deep Blue, IBM's
chess-playing computer, which essentially gathered as much information as
possible and used a brute-force approach to making decision. In the
article, IBM VP of Technology and Strategy, Irving Wladawsky-Berger, says:
"This is really the essence of making systems behave in an intelligent
manner... God knows if this means they are intelligent.
"But what we really like about this, and we learned a lot about this
in Deep Blue, is the brute force techniques of having a lot of
information and a lot of computer power is the most effective way of
making systems behave in what we humans would call intelligence.
"Asking the question how well is the system doing, is not an easy
The Deep Blue approach strikes me as being similar to Doug Lenat's Cyc
approach, which is to give the computer as much information as possible so
that it can make "intelligent" decisions. The problems in both systems is
that the information must be structured in a highly-constrained manner.
The question is, how do we take terabytes of mostly unstructured
information, and structure it so that high-powered computers can do
intelligent things with them? Having a small group of people spend
decades manually structuring that information, like Lenat's team has been
doing, is not a very scaleable solution.
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