Reply to post: Re: Bollocks: 100,000 times quicker

Why should you care about Google's AI winning a board game?

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Re: Bollocks: 100,000 times quicker

"It's nonsense to suggest that AI is "held up" by lack of computing power. A Raspberry pi and big NAS ought to be able to be intelligent, if we knew how to write an AI program."

Estimates of the number of gate equivalents in the human brain are of the order of 60 - 1000 E12, and they operate more or less in parallel, with individual neurons having up to 15k inputs (synapses). Although the brain is very slow per gate, having that many in parallel means that it can effectively do billions of analog ops/sec working on multiple data simultaneously. Von Neumann architecture computers can't do anything like that yet. It isn't really a case of doing it slower, it is how you would write your "database application" at all. Which is what neural networks are about.

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