[Beowulf] IBM's Watson on Jeopardy tonight

"C. Bergström" cbergstrom at pathscale.com
Wed Feb 16 06:29:15 PST 2011

Lux, Jim (337C) wrote:
> I think it will be a while before a machine has the wide span of capabilities of a human (particularly in terms of the ability to manipulate the surroundings), and, as someone pointed out the energy consumption is quite different (as is the underlying computational rate... lots of fairly slow neurons with lots of parallelism vs relatively few really fast transistors)
Doesn't this then raise the question of why we aren't modeling computers 
and programming models after the brain? ;)

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