A computer brain with 20 billion nodes!

Posted 27 Sep 2003 at 03:57 UTC by The Swirling Brain Share This

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!

A Beowolf cluster anyone?, posted 27 Sep 2003 at 03:58 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

I wonder if this thing can play mind games?

Not just a numbers game, posted 27 Sep 2003 at 21:12 UTC by motters » (Master)

Sounds interesting but there is more to intelligence than just having large numbers of neurons. People like Hugo deGaris have been building similar machines for a decade with hardly any significant results.

Yep, posted 30 Sep 2003 at 07:13 UTC by ROB.T. » (Master)

I agree with Motters. The code for this beast will be pretty interesting reading.

Not bad for a guy with a cluster , posted 4 Oct 2003 at 22:46 UTC by Chuck McM. » (Master)

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 anytime soon.

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.

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