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Mathematicians of the Future?

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HAL 9000 reading lips

Gary Lockwood, left, talks to Keir Dullea in a scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey. The computer HAL 9000, center, is able to read their lips.

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Herbert Simon, the Nobel-prize winning economist, was a techno-enthusiast. In 1956 he predicted that, "within 10 years, computers would beat the world chess champion, compose 'aesthetically satisfying' original music, and prove new mathematical theorems."

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