If you were worried by the Terminator films, look away now.
Intel is launching research into machines that learn and mimic human behavior - just like the Skynet computer that declared war on people in the movie franchise.
However, the real-life application of Intel's research is likely to be rather more mundane.
The firm aims to develop wearable computers to enhance daily life, for example by locating lost keys. The first products could hit store shelves by 2015.