On Intelligence

March 04, 2005

The brain is not a computer, but a memory system, calling upon sequences of past events to make predictions for the future. This is what forms the basis of intelligence—and it is what most computers today lack. Today on Focus, we're joined by computer architect Jeff Hawkins to talk about how studying the human brain will allow us to revolutionize computing technology.

Guest: Jeff Hawkins (computer architect; founder of Palm Computing and Handspring; author of On Intelligence)