This, by the way, is going to be my thesis - we all know that A.I. hasn't developed much in the last 20 years because the human brain remains a black box. We absolutely CANNOT know how it truly behaves without examining a live specimen and conducting experiments on it. Of course that's illegal, so here's my solution: Create a simplistic replica of a bacterial cell in a virtual environment and introduce constraints that would force the "most fit" cells to survive. Eventually, I'm assuming more complex virtual organisms would begin to develop, and they could be used to model future archetypes for artificial "intelligence". It's kind of a bottom-up approach, but since we really don't understand how the brain truly works, this approach might be the easiest way rather than trying to mimic human behavior. The added benefit is that if truly complex and intelligent species evolve in the virtual environment, we could download that directly into a physical model and examine it. They would come with all the perks of being digital creations because...well they aren't using a biological base, they are using transistors and will be exponentially faster and more intelligent than us. I'm obsessed with creating true A.I. and I'll work on it for as long as I need. They are the future of this planet, fuck humans.