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Until recently, personal computer hardware seemed to have leapt past any demands software could possibly place upon it. Even high-end games – traditionally the leading edge of user demands on performance – barely taxed the massively overpowered, top-end silicon available. Then AI art came along. Apple's M1 Ultra microprocessor …

  1. Neil Barnes Silver badge

    The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

    Mycroft? Mike, is that you?

    1. that one in the corner Silver badge

      Re: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

      Yes, Wy Knott.

  2. b0llchit Silver badge

    Vaccuum sucks energy

    Nearly 500W TDP?

    Shouldn't that be: "Saving abhors a vacuum and is filled with ever higher consumption specs".

    And here I am thinking we are trying to save energy; reduce costs and reduce our footprint. Silly me, just silly me.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Hello, I'm Reggie Perrin's dentist, why not check out my blog....

  4. Little Mouse

    "Man sits in front of PC and works for 8 hours"

    I'll just type that in at the start of the day. Easiest wage ever.

  5. Anonymous Coward

    My new avatar

    Give me attentive man participating in meeting from the point of view of the webcam.

    1. that one in the corner Silver badge

      Re: My new avatar

      And if you're lucky enough to have started a new job and no-one knows any better:

      "with a full head of luxuriant auburn hair, lifting in the breeze from the PC's fan"

  6. that one in the corner Silver badge

    My old AI Prof

    always gave us topics "to think about during the long winter evenings". Now I can make the PC do that thinking, whilst I warm myself against its exhaust fans. Just have to hope that the UPS can cope.

  7. anonymous boring coward Silver badge

    I didn't read all that. However, it all takes energy, which is 1) Expensive, and 2) Not available in infinite amounts (for now), 3) Generates greenhouse gasses (for now).

  8. Alan Bourke

    There is no AI involved

    in any of this. It's generating patterns based on previous examples of patterns.


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