If you haven't read this yet it basically covers topics which have been covered in my artificial intelligence class, circuits class, and bioelectricity class. This is an interesting development because it is a machine built to behave like a person. It is based off of the human model. One of the topics covered in my class was the question of whether we can/should base computers/AI's off of humans because computers are so fundamentally different from machines. Is there a line that computers cannot cross which would prevent them from behaving like people?
And of course this AI project with memristors is funded by the military.