Saturday, April 28, 2007
AI and the timorous beastie
At first blink, simulating half a mouse brain at one tenth the speed may not sound overly impressive. But quite seriously this looks like a step towards something like Ray Kurzweil's singularity. And as noted in this review of one of Kurzweil's earlier books, an observation from Nietzsche may still hold good: "Technology is the premise whose thousand-year conclusion mankind has not yet dared to draw".