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Computers have a lot to learn from the human brain, engineers say: Scientific American Blog


“We have no computers today that can begin to approach the awesome power of the human mind,” Modha said. A computer comparable to the human brain, he added, would need to be able to perform more than 38 thousand trillion operations per second [[http://www.petaflop.info/]] and hold about 3,584 terabytes of memory. (IBM’s BlueGene supercomputer, one of the worlds’ most powerful, has a computational capability of 92 trillion operations per second and 8 terabytes of storage.)

By Larry Greenemeier in 60-Second Science Blog

Computers have a lot to learn from the human brain, engineers say: Scientific American Blog

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