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What Kind of AI have we Created?

Neil Lawrence

Pint of Science, Sheffield

24th May 2016

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Embodiment factor

Ratio of compute speed to communicate speed.

How locked in is our intelligence?

  • Human compute: 1 petaflop ... $10^{15}$ flops to simulate a brain (same as fastest computer)
  • Human speaking speed about $150$ wpm (approx 100 bits per second)

  • Early telegraph 1000 wpm (approx 800 bps)

  • Desktop Computer today 10 gigaflops ... $10^{10}$ flops

  • Computer communication speed millions of times faster than us (1 gigabit per second)