DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), a division of the U.S. Defense Department, recently gave IBM $16 million to further its research on intelligent technology that can mimic the human brain. The program, SyNAPSE (Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics), aims to "develop systems capable of analyzing vast amounts of data from many sources in the blink of an eye, letting the military make rapid decisions in time to have a significant impact on a given problem or situation." While programmable machines use algorithms to compute data, the human brain can process information on its own "by automatically learning relevant and probabilistically stable features and associations."
Sounds a little Terminator-ish to me.
Curt Finch writes for a project management blog as well.