Tuesday, September 20, 2005


Kevin Drum has a really interesting post on artificial intelligence....excerpt:
A couple of weeks ago the nice folks at Kurzweil Technologies sent me a copy of Ray Kurzweil's The Singularity Is Near. Kurzweil's thesis is pretty simple: he believes that the only thing standing in the way of genuine artificial intelligence is computing power. Right now, a $1,000 PC has enough computing power to emulate the brain of an insect, but once we increase that by about a billion times or so, we'll have a $1,000 computer with the power of a human brain. Given current doubling trends, that should happen in about 20 years.
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