Two years ago, the Chrysler corporation completely gutted its Windsor, Ontario, car assembly plant and within six weeks had installed an entirely new factory inside the building. It was a marvel of engineering. When it came time to go to work, a whole new work force marched onto the assembly line. There on opening day was a crew of 150 industrial robots. Industrial robots don't look anything like the androids from sci-fi books and movies. They
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simply be applied to machines. On the other hand, there are those critics of AI who contend that thought is intuition, insight, inspiration. Human consciousness is a stream in which ideas bubble up from the bottom or jump into the air like fish. This debate over intelligence and mind is, of course, one that has gone on for thousands of years. Perhaps the outcome of the "robolution" will be to make us that much wiser.