“[Stephen] “Thaler, the president and chief executive of Imagination Engines Inc. in Maryland Heights [Missouri]…
The real inventor is a computer program called a Creativity Machine.
What Thaler has created is essentially “Thomas Edison in a box,” said Rusty Miller, a government contractor at General Dynamics and one of Thaler’s chief cheerleaders.
“His first patent was for a Device for the Autonomous Generation of Useful Information,” the official name of the Creativity Machine, Miller said.
“His second patent was for the Self-Training Neural Network Object.
Patent Number Two was invented by Patent Number One.
Think about that. Patent Number Two was invented by Patent Number One!”
Supporters say the technology is the best simulation of what goes on in human brains, and the first truly thinking machine.
Others say it is something far more sinister - the beginning of “Terminator” technology, in which self-aware machines could take over the world.’