November 2, 2011 13:52
Machines already beyond the capacity of the human brain, a process that began not yesterday. Deep Blue against Garry Kasparov, Watson vs. Ken Jennings, Siri vs. inability to control appliances. Now IBM Blue Gene supercomputer is not just trying to beat, and generally mimic a human brain. And it has already managed it by 4.5 percent.
Blue Gene project was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in 2009, the year, and just two years ago, it took 147,456 processors to simulate a cat's brain. To date, it has managed to reduce the number of processors to simulate a cat up to 24 576, and was able to hold 4.5 percent simulate the human brain in the same 147,456 processors. And he is still on the way to having to turn the human mind pokomponetno-playing facility in 2019, the year that will require scientists estimated about 880 thousands of processors. So you still have eight years to find a way to contribute to society, which is not entirely dependent on your brain.