Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Jun 2007 12:08 UTC, submitted by cragnotil
Intel Researchers at Intel are working on ways to mask the intricate functionality of massive multicore chips to make it easier for computer makers and software developers to adapt to them. These multicore chips will also likely contain both x86 processing cores, as well as other types of cores. A 64-core chip, for instance, might contain 42 x86 cores, 18 accelerators and four embedded graphics cores. In addition, Intel has updated its Itanium roadmap.
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I realize AI has a lot of potential, but in a world where even a word processor behaves unexpectedly from time to time, I'm afraid the Skynet scenario is not the worse it could happen... Maybe, just maybe, AI could learn how to create bug-free software, teach us, and thus avoid the creation of a mad ultracomputer.

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