Re: "analog computer" = useless hypothesis?

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Sun Apr 01 2001 - 17:01:25 MDT

Anders Sandberg wrote:
> Well, remember that timing of neural processes is limited by the speed
> of neural interactions (roughly ~1 millisecond). It is doubtful that
> precision greater than that is possible without employing many neurons
> doing clever things.

If I recall correctly, bats can do ~1 microsecond discrimination as part
of how they process echoes - specifically, IIRC, bats can discriminate a
one-microsecond difference in echo arrival time between one ear and the
other. This would, however, be in the category of "many neurons doing
clever things".

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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