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The Difference In Speed Between Natural Processes And Computer

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Posted by Tarvo on December 31, 2004 17:10:12 UTC

1 year is 35000 times more than 15 minutes. In that experiment, 25000 neurons were used, and most likely many processes work in parallel within a single neuron as well. So, if we consider that the processes in the neuron work almost as fast as in my 1.5 GHz AMD Athlon, then such difference in speed is self-evident. But then, if some AI application doesn't do anything substantial in some dozens of minutes, it is often considered that it simply doesn't work. Concerning that we should always consider the *huge* difference in speed between natural processes, which mostly happen massively simultaneously, and a computer, where the processing is sequential (except multiple processors, beowulf clusters etc).

Also, I made the project's web page a bit better as well. In fact, it's still not represented very well, the texts should be rewritten, and be better organized. But at present, I can only spend a very minimal time for that.

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