[ExI] AI Motivation revisited

john clark jonkc at bellsouth.net
Thu Jun 30 16:18:54 UTC 2011

 On Wed, 6/29/11, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:

"It would help if you realize that there are juste a few GBytes
of memory [in a average PC]"
And how many Gigabytes can a average human being memorize? 
"with some 10 GByte/s bandwidth in a current PC."
And how many Gigabytes a second can a a average human being comprehend?
"I undestand enough of neuroscience to know that it currently
takes the whole Earth's hardware to match what the space
between your ears does."
And even if the problem were broken up into 6.8 billion smaller simpler pieces the entire human race couldn't come anywhere close to matching what a modern supercomputer can do, not even if every one of them were armed with a good hand calculator.  

 John K Clark
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