Human versus Machine Intelligence

Interesting excerpts from Kevin Warwick’s book titled “I, Cyborg” regarding the comparison of human and machine intelligence:

  • Machines can communicate in parallel, over long distances with little or no error. Humans communicate in serial fashion, over short distances, with enormous errors in message passing.
  • Machine brains of the future appear to be unlimited in the number of cells and complexity of connections. Human brains will very slowly evolve. In the short term, the number of cells will remain roughly constant.
  • Machine intelligence is easily networked. The human brain is stand-alone.
  • Computers can process information in hundreds of dimensions. Humans can only conceive of space as consisting of four dimensions at the most (including time).
  • Computers can sense the world in a variety of ways. Human senses are relatively poor – there is a lot that goes on that we never know about; e.g.; sensing different spectra.
  • Computers are fast. The human brain is slow
  • Computers have good, long-term memory storage capabilities. The human ability to leverage memory capabilities is weak in comparison.
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