"Professor Henry Markram, a doctor-turned-computer engineer, announced that his team would create the world's first artificial conscious and intelligent mind by 2018.
"And that is exactly what he is doing.
"On the shore of Lake Geneva, this brilliant, eccentric scientist is building an artificial mind. A Swiss - it could only be Swiss - precision- engineered mind, made of silicon, gold and copper.
"The end result will be a creature, if we can call it that, which its maker believes within a decade may be able to think, feel and even fall in love."
Riiiiiiiiight. No big deal... what's the worse that could happen?