In Gary Marcus’ article he does a good job of descrbing a “modern” computer, and discrediting “scientist” for their inexcusable ignorance of this computer. And of course, he wants to compare the human brain to a computer.
But an alternative view has existed for thousands of years: the computer is definitely a brain.
That is, ever since the Torah proclaimed that G-d created Man in His own image, we have found it an essential revelation that all human creations, including G_d, are revelations of the true inner human creation. In other words, we unwittingly recreate ourselves, and, if we are smart, can decompose ourselves by decomposing our creations.