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Capacity of the brain

Will Dwinnell predictor at compuserve.com
Tue Aug 31 07:12:24 EST 1999


Claes Frisk wrote:
"Are there any reasonable estimations of the capacity (speed,
memory,...) of the brain in computer terms?"

It is probably easier in some ways to compare performance (on specific
tasks) than specific architectural features.  For example, reference has
frequently been made to how 'slow' human neurons are relative to
electronic switching, but the operation of neurons is not the same as
that of switches.  Besides, there are many (!) neurons in (for example)
a human brain and their interconnection and organization is not
completely understood.

Will Dwinnell
predictor at compuserve.com



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