Sunday, January 31, 2010 4:51:44 PM
The difference between biological brains and software is that brains morph after the intake of information. Software can to this but it would take thousands of years to program the human mind; Not to mention the hardware needed to run such software is probably impossible to create. Though the possiblity that it "Just might" be possible will change what it means to be human, or for that matter biological.
Monday, December 8, 2008 11:31:10 AM
I'm actually doing a degree in CS with a planned major in theory like this... training neural networks (a network that works like a brain, with nodes that "fire" under certain stimuli) is something I actually did a bit of first year.
We`re already using neural networks to shorten otherwise intractable algorithms that would need to be brute-forced, like path-finding. The notion that a computer could truly "think" is a little ridiculous, in my opinion.