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Posted 07 August 2007 - 08:20 AM
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Posted 07 August 2007 - 08:52 AM
I know you think you understand what you thought I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!
Posted 07 August 2007 - 09:05 AM
Posted 07 August 2007 - 09:11 AM
Posted 07 August 2007 - 01:15 PM
Thank heaven the human brain is not a product of the military-industrial complex that gives us 500 dollar coffee pots.
Ummm....hate to burst your bubble, but the military-industrial complex that gives us 500 dollar coffee pots is a byproduct of the human brain.
Edited by tg1911, 07 August 2007 - 02:09 PM.
Posted 17 August 2007 - 11:15 AM
That's a very good question. As MattV pointed out a computer cannot be smarter than huamns. However, what makes them so efficient or seem "smart" is the ability to do math in a millisecond. It takes a second just to think about the problem. This is where computers have the edge over us. However, since the question was "what the processing power..." you probably could find an answer. But you would have to do numerous tests. I'm sure a neurological doctor could provide us with an answer.
What's the processing power (in computer terms) of the human brain?
Edited by yano, 17 August 2007 - 11:15 AM.
Posted 17 August 2007 - 11:26 AM
Edited by Ryan 3000, 17 August 2007 - 11:28 AM.
Posted 17 August 2007 - 11:33 AM
Disclaimer: The following is in jest...
I read a PCMag article about that... let me find it (rustling thru old magazines) here it is!
Ahem..."At IBM's Almaden Research Center, just south of South Francisco, Dharmendra Modha and his team are chasing the holy grail of artificial intelligence. They aren't looking for ways of mimicking the human brain, they're looking to build one neuron by neuron, synapse by synapse."
OK I'll sum it up for you. The mouse brain has 16 million neurons, 128 billion synapses. A Blue Gene/L Supercomputer with 8,192 processors can think at 1/6 the speed of a mouse's brain. Every 6 seconds, it thinks like a mouse thinks in 1 second. The human brain is 3,500 times more powerful than a mouse's brain. So a Blue Gene/L Supercomputer would need 21,000 seconds, or 350 minutes, or 6 hours, to compute what the human brain can compute in 1 second. A supercomputer would need 172,032,000 of today's processors to think as fast as a human. That puts it in perspective, doesn't it?
Posted 17 August 2007 - 11:36 AM
Posted 17 August 2007 - 12:01 PM
It provides material for Science Fiction writers.
This is probably one of those government programs nobody would fund if they had the choice to allocate their own taxes, what good does this do the world?
Posted 17 August 2007 - 12:05 PM
Posted 20 August 2007 - 04:42 AM
I've certainly met some people who are in need of a RAM upgrade!
Posted 20 August 2007 - 08:47 PM
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