Software is starting to think for itself, thanks to research by BT Laboratories.
The men in white coats have come up with software which enables computer systems to automatically adapt to change, think for themselves and identify problems before they occur, or so they claim.
Built on programming techniques which mimic biological processes, the software has an intuitive problem-solving ability.
It's easy to see the attraction of self-healing networks of the kind the Labs promise - they don't answer back and never go on tea-breaks.
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