CNET News Daily Podcast: When computers will be smarter than people

Intel's Justin Rattner talks about superintelligent computers, China blocks iTunes Store access, and tales of allowing the iPhone to run your life for a day.

CNET News' Stephen Shankland talks about Intel CTO Justin Rattner's take on the future of superintelligent computers and theory of singularity at the Intel Developer Forum, which is just wrapping up in San Francisco this week.

Also on Friday's podcast: a pro-Tibet album may be to blame for Chinese iTunes Store users getting locked out of the service, Orange pays people to line up for iPhones in Poland, and some Netbook pricing changes.


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Today's stories:

Intel touts progress toward intelligent computers

Did Tibet album spur China iTunes block?

Polish carrier stocks iPhone lines with actors

eMarketer: $5.75 million in video ads for NBC's Olympics site

Acer Aspire One Netbook, now slightly cheaper

Letting iPhone apps run my life for a day

About the author

Erica Ogg is a CNET News reporter who covers Apple, HP, Dell, and other PC makers, as well as the consumer electronics industry. She's also one of the hosts of CNET News' Daily Podcast. In her non-work life, she's a history geek, a loyal Dodgers fan, and a mac-and-cheese connoisseur.

 

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