Cold Thermionic Emission exists in relation to Valves, the concept would not allow transistors to operate at super speed.
Thermionic emission is the operating principle of valves. Cold emission was introduced lowering the operating temperature of the valves cathode.
Suzie will not sell her COTE computers with the neural network programming. She believes that the machines will grow intelligent enough to need a technological phycologist. Maybe this is an exciting new job opportunity.
Machine Intelligence, feasible, but purely invented.
The next frontier of computer science. Nick Bostrom discusses, ‘What happens when our computers get smarter than we are’ in this interesting TED Talk.
Allan Turing whose story is told in film
(Enigma Film 2001 & The Imitation Game Film 2014)
In his 1951 paper titled Intelligent Machinery: A Heretical Theory, Alan Turing wrote of machines that will eventually surpass human intelligence:
“once the machine thinking method has started, it would not take long to outstrip our feeble powers. … At some stage, therefore, we should have to expect the machines to take control, in the way that is mentioned in Samuel Butler’s Erewhon.”