Space Daily has an
article about how Artificial Development,
Inc. announces that it has built a 20 billion (with a
"B") simulated neuron node Ccortex
artificial intelligence system. The super computer being used has 1000
Intel and AMD processors to produce 4,800 Gflops on a Linux based
system! This beta system will attempt to mimmick the human brain's
cortex and will be able to replace expert systems. The next generation
of CCortex they say will provide human-like knowledge and decision-
making capabilities! Wow!
All of these systems propose great leaps by building brain like
structures but don't even understand how brains work. Its kind of like
predicting that if you build a subway station suddenly trains will
begin to arrive at it to take people places.
Brook's work on Cog and others shows this is a much deeper problem
than our current understanding of the systems involved would suggest.
I don't expect a "P1" like entity to emerge out of the Internet
If it were as simple as putting together a bunch of neural cortexes
then doing something like SETI@Home should give you a huge advantage.
Heck the folks at Kazaa could use a P2P brain as their defense
attorney! :-) Ok ok, so I'm going a bit overboard.