[Beowulf] IBM's Watson on Jeopardy tonight

Jonathan Aquilina eagles051387 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 16 07:35:33 PST 2011

On 2/16/11 3:29 PM, "C. Bergström" wrote:
> 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? ;)
Isn't that the whole purpose of artificial intelligence and neural networks?

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