2 thoughts on “Supercomputers Still 100 Times Slower than Cat Brain

  1. “reporting that they’ve simulated a cat’s cerebral cortex, the thinking part of the brain, using a massive supercomputer.

    The computer has 147,456 processors (most modern PCs have just one or two processors)

    and 144 terabytes of main memory — 100,000 times as much as your computer has.

    The simulation, which runs 100 times slower than an actual cat’s brain,”

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    what’s amazing about this to me is that people still do not believe there is a God. i mean, just one creature of God’s creation … and just one portion of it’s small brain … takes 100,000 times as much power to simulate … and then it still runs 100 times slower than this cat’s brain. and people say they need to ‘see’ God to believe in Him … humanity believes in tons of super stupid stuff with significantly less proof (see previous post for example)

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    “Modha says a simulation of a human cortex could come within the next decade if Moore’s Law holds. That’s the rule of thumb that the number of transistors on a computer chip tends to double every two years.

    Yet Olds cautioned that simulating the human brain is “such a complex problem that we may not be able to get to an answer, even with supercomputing.””

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    1. the brain is not a *problem*
    2. tower of babel

  2. I’ll be impressed if they can simulate the intelligence of a houseplant. Even virtually modeling the intelligence of an insect seems like the wildest sci-fi. Actually, I would be impressed with a reliably functioning voice recognition for natural language interface — which is a separate thing than actually modeling anything like ‘comprehension’.

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