On Aug 15, 5:42 pm, Jason Resch <jasonre...@gmail.com> wrote: > We're already simulating peices of brain tissue on the order of fruit fly > brains (10,000 neurons). Computers double in power/price every year, so 6 > years later we could simulate mouse brains, another 6 we can simulate cat > brains, and in another 6 we can simulate human brains. (By 2030)
If you have a chance to listen and compare the following: http://www.retrobits.net/atari/downloads/samg.mp3 Done in 1982 with a program 6k in size. Six. thousand. bytes. on the Atari BASIC operating system that was 8k ROM. http://www.acapela-group.com/text-to-speech-interactive-demo.html (for side by side comparison paste: Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. into the text box and choose English (US) - Ryan for the voice. So in 29 years of computing progress, on software that is orders of magnitude more complex and resource-heavy, we can definitely hear a strong improvement, however, at this rate, in another 30 years, we are still not going to have anything that sounds convincingly like natural speech. This is just mapping vocal chord vibrations to digital logic - a miniscule achievement compared to mapping even the simplest neurotransmitter interactions. Computers double in power/price, but they also probably halve in efficiency/memory. It takes longer now to boot up and shut down the computer, longer to convert a string of text into voice. Like CGI, despite massive increases in computing power, it still only superficially resembles what it's simulating. IMO, there has been little or no ground even in simulating the appearance of genuine feeling, let alone in producing something which itself feels. Craig -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.