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Really? You can record language? There's a Nobel Prize in your immediate future!
originally posted by: ChaoticOrder
a reply to: ColeYounger
There are neuroscientists who don't believe that memories are stored in a brain, like data on a hard drive.
Of course memories aren't stored like data on a hard drive, they are stored in our highly complex neural network which computes information in a distributed fashion and uses association to provide triggers for memory retrieval. At the end of the day there's no reason we cannot simulate the neural activity of a human brain on a computer once we understand exactly how it works.
Dendrites, the branch-like projections of neurons, were once thought to be passive wiring in the brain. But now researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have shown that these dendrites do more than relay information from one neuron to the next. They actively process information, multiplying the brain's computing power.
"Imagine you're reverse engineering a piece of alien technology, and what you thought was simple wiring turns out to be transistors that compute information," Smith said. "That's what this finding is like. The implications are exciting to think about."
What if it requires some manner of quantum-computing?
This suggests to me computers won't be reproducing the human brain for some time.
originally posted by: roadgravel
In a similar light, a computer doesn't store a number. It stores a representation that can be retrieved and reinterpreted as the same number. 01 is stored (in a physical form) and later treated as a binary value which is then interpreted to be the number value 2.
originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: ColeYounger
No, I'm making a point. There's a difference between language and writing that is seriously germane to artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence requires much more than the ability to recognize symbols or wave patterns; it requires the ability to comprehend and form concepts from the information received.
Your link is simply an attempt to record the words/alphabet corresponding to languages which are being replaced.
Thus far no one has found a way to record the ideas conveyed, only symbols and wave patterns that we correlate into language as part of our own intelligence. That is a critical difference.
It is entirely wrong to call the brain "empty" - clearly, a buddhist-centric perspective.