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Posted by Phillip Martin on December 14, 2001 01:08:19 UTC

The reason that Super Blue seems to have more "computing power" is in the programming. The most advanced computer on earth(that I have heard of) has FAR less computing power that one of our neurons, many many neurons make up our brain. With such a minimal ammount of computing power to work with, we must program our computers to be optomised for tasks(for example, chess). We push our computers to the limit by forcing them to use all of their computing power whenever we can(need, or want to), often times making them use 100% of their computing power; which is extreme when you concider that we only use about 10% of our brain's computing power at any given time. We have much more complex brains, that fact lets us have more complex programming. That more complex programming lets us do more things at once. We take longer because many more things can effect our judgement. We can see, hear, feel, taste, and smell. We take all of that into concideration when we make decisions(although we may not realize it). We cannot help but use all of our senses for sources of information. Most of that is subliminal a lot of the time, however, it still effects our judgements.

>>> is hardly possible that [computers] understand anything about chess.> >>>The line between doing something and understanding something is not a line at all, it is a gradual fading of mental(computing) power.

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