From: John Clark (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jan 18 2002 - 11:12:10 MST
Steve Nichols Wrote:
>the synapses can rewire (in hardware, infinite-state!)
And the Internet rewires itself every millisecond, but neither is a
infinite- state machine. Infinite does not mean very big, the two
terms have nothing to do with each other.
>what structures in the brain resemble anything like CPU or RAM chips?
A modern CPU does not look anything like a Abacus, but it can
>What about hidden units????????
Yea, how about those hidden units!
>All serial computers can do is model
>or simulate mpd function ... the lock-step mechanism cannot be replicated
>exactly in serial because in parallel all nodes are updated AT ONCE,
1) What problem can be solved by a parallel computer but can not
in principle be solved by a very fast serial computer ?
2) is there any reason to think that an AI would have to run on a serial computer?
>All you can get from improved serial is more speed
Besides that Mrs. Lincoln how did you like the play?
>My old z80 is slower by a magnitude than a P4, but is not a jot more
>or less sentient!
You seem very sure, how did you find out?
John K Clark firstname.lastname@example.org
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