Bad Memory? Not a Problem Unless You’re a Robot

Is our memory important in this age in which more and more information is available online ?

The basic algorithms of human thought, Ray Kurzweil says, just aren’t that complicated. From an observation about the weather to a sophisticated joke, cognition at every level operates according to a few simple principles. Researchers have gotten lost, he says, in the diversity and complexity of individual neurons and are missing the bigger picture.

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