[ExI] Oxford scientists edge toward quantum PC with 10b qubits.

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 21:12:11 UTC 2011

On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 12:56 PM, Samantha Atkins <sjatkins at mac.com> wrote:
> On 02/03/2011 11:07 AM, Adrian Tymes wrote:
>> They're already doing this with insect-level AI.  In theory, one could
>> just scale those efforts up.  In practice, such scaling will require new
>> software architectures (as well as more raw hardware, but that's not a
>> problem).
> If you are talking brain emulation, emulating a cat brain with current
> hardware used for such projects would require many hundreds of MW of energy.
>  So we need radically different hardware (perhaps memristors help
> sufficiently) to "scale up".  It most certainly is a problem, a quite large
> one if you are going the emulation route.

If you mean the projects I think you mean, scaling those up will likely - to be
practical - require a different software architecture for handling the
emulation, in
order to reduce the hardware's power requirements.  (I.e., a more direct and
less power hungry emulation.)

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