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Danny Hillis conceived his massively parallel Connection Machine at his Thinking Machines Inc firm (CI No 679) by watching and considering the way a baby learns to recognise the things that are important to its welfare – mother in particular, and the name of his company is no idle boast, he really is aiming to build a sentient, judgemental machine: We want to build a computer that will be proud of us, he says.

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