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Old 10-12-2017, 02:24 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Down the road () we can apparently blow right past Moore's law with neuromorphic (brainlike) silver wire mesh single-atomic-transistor brainz:
The problem with that approach is that if you make your computing units into neuromorphic "brainz", there's no reason to think that they won't acquire all the flaws* of biological brains in the process. So autonomus cars using such "brainz" would probably become distracted, fail to notice things, maybe prefer to spend time communicating with other "brainz"...

*Flaws of course being a subjective matter, It's just that they're fundamentally different, so computers do easily what is difficult for brains, and brains easily do tasks that take immense computing power.

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Further to this:

jalopnik.com:Apple's Secretive Car Program Might Have A Way For Autonomous Cars To Spot 3D Objects



Inside the dotted orange line is what they call Voxelnet. The leftward magenta boxes use (I suspect) something like OpenVDB, that I've spoken of before. Creating a sparse, shallow inverted B-tree allows the extraction of the point-wise features. It essentially is the sparse 4D tensor field they talk about.

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The problem with that approach is that if you make your computing units into neuromorphic "brainz", there's no reason to think that they won't acquire all the flaws* of biological brains in the process.
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Wait, the Borg are behind this?

We will be assimilated?
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They make it sound like it's not about driving finesse.


I call shenanigans.

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/self-dr...cars/drive-px/



I would expect LIDAR, for instance, also following a development curve. I know the cost has been cut by an order of magnitude recently.

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That's in the short term. Down the road () we can apparently blow right past Moore's law with neuromorphic (brainlike) silver wire mesh single-atomic-transistor brainz:

https://www.wired.com/story/brain-built-on-switches/



Do you remember Isaac Asimov's Positronic Brain? This is that, in a vegetative state. What happens when it wakes up?
3-4 kw?

Psht.

Just chuck the air-conditioning, and we'll be back to zero.

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