I for one welcome our wobbly overlords
So we're in jellyfish range then. Not long until we hit the number of neurons in a might leech.
IBM researchers in Almaden have built a brain-like system capable of recognising hand-written numbers, essentially by using phase-change memory chips instead of flash. Neuromorphic computing is a variant of artificial intelligence research, which has a computer’s memory configured in a rudimentary brain-like way, as quasi- …
... But little steps at a time is what it takes, as opposed to the BOMBASTIC and silly predictions of AI progress we're used to in very silly books on the subject.
Just remember kids: Computers are TOOLS. As soon as you attempt to make these machines more than a tool, you've totally screwed up. No one is going to like the result, except of course the weak egoed scienterrificists who insist upon leaping into the wrong place to go in search of self-esteem. :-P
I'll start to really worry about AI the day an AI brain can be pointed at any problem, or multiple problems, and tackle them all without reprogramming.
For instance, right now I am typing this, clicking on Admin Tools on a Windows 2012 VM, picking my nose and pondering reaching down to my second drawer to get a cough sweet. My subconscious is also mulling over what to have for lunch, wether to pop to the shops, where's the best place for a beginner's family ski holiday and a hundred other unrelated things.
When an AI can do all that at the same time I'll be impressed.
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