[ExI] Smallest human-equivalent device

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Wed Oct 16 04:16:01 UTC 2013

On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 1:36 PM, Anders Sandberg <anders at aleph.se> wrote:
> In fact, some approaches to neuromorphic hardware try to use analog
> electronics to get away from the messiness of adders and multipliers - the
> above operations can be done relatively neatly that way using. But the
> power, precision and low price of digital electronics tends to win most of
> the time.
> In the end, it is not obvious to me that a digital synapse can be made using
> silicon tech smaller than a real synapse. I would be surprised if an analog
> couldn't be done. Similarly speeding things up might be eminently doable,
> but while digital systems can vary clock frequencies continuously an analog
> synapse would actually be stuck at a single speed.
### I am fan of the locally-analog, systemwide-digital approach -
after all, Mother Nature used it to make us. That single speed of the
analog analog of a synapse isn't a problem if it is, well, the top
speed :)

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