tag: Moore’s Law

  • Shrinking hopes

    By Massimiliano Versace | August 31, 2010

    It was 1965 when Gordon Moore (co-founder of Intel) made the observation that the number of transistors per square inch of integrated circuits roughly doubled each year, starting from the time of introduction of these devices. What was in 1965 an observation become a law postulating that this trend would not come to a stop. Unfortunately, the limits of physics have caused a recent slowdown in the rhythm at which semiconductor companies can miniaturize transistors. Yesterday, an article on the NYT focused on a fresh announcement by Rice University and HP on a fundamental discovery able to overcome the barrier to the continued miniaturization of electronic components. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Why “just” simulating animal intelligence?

    By Massimiliano Versace | May 2, 2009

    The future of AI: simulating human intelligence, or...? http://neurdon.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/the-future-of-ai-300x258.jpg 300 258

    In the 2008 Scientific American Special Report on Robots, Ray Kurzweil talks about "The Coming Merging of Mind and Machine".

    Ray Kurzweil has been long known as one of the main "futurologists" advocating the loss of intellectual supremacy by humankind to machines in the near future...actually, in the next few decades. Such a topic cannot be left without comments by Neurdon!

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