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Originally posted by Toasty
I always though it wasn't the technology that was the issue, rather the software when it comes to AI. Even with a computer with the processing power comparable to a human brain, without a conscience its still basically a giant calculator. How do you program a sentient being? What give humans a conscience that drives them to learn? People often say that the human brain is just a giant processing machine and nothing more. I don't believe that, there must be something more. First comes self awareness, then comes the need to understand, followed by emotion.
Originally posted by masterp
There was a recent thread about computers reaching human brain processing power...well, guess what? that ain't gonna happen any time soon!
The human brain is the most powerful CPU ever conceived:
It is the most powerful distributed network in nature, capable of parallel processing of billions of instructions...