August 10, 2005
We can meet the hardware requirements for “strong” AI — machine intelligence with the full range of human intelligence — by 2020, says Ray Kurzweil.
“I figure we need about 10 quadrillion calculations a second to provide a functional equivalent to all the regions of the brain. IBM’s Blue Gene/L computer is already at 100 trillion. If we plug in the semiconductor industry’s projections, we can see that 10… read more