Computer, April 2009, pp. 95–98

Biologically Inspired Computing

Biologically Inspired Computing

by Josh Bongard

Despite the relentless, breathtaking advances in computing and related technologies, we continue to be humbled by the variety, adaptability, and sophistication of the natural world around us. From the beginning, computing has been inspired by nature: Alan Turing asked whether computers could think like us, while John von Neumann, armed only with pencil and paper, sketched out an automaton that could self-replicate.

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