[John] Kelly pointed out that IBM’s famed WATSON artificial intelligence system, which this year went from beating human game-show champ Ken Jennings in Jeopardy to beginning to help health insurer WellPoint diagnose compex cases, “took up half the size of a room and required 85 kilowatts of electricity.”
“Each human brain runs on 20 watts of electricity,” he said, referring to low-end projections for how much energy the human brain requires to function on a consistent basis.
But now, IBM is working with DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, on a “cognitive computer” that would simulate the same number of neurons as the human brain, upwards of 100 billion, and would run on much less energy than WATSON. They expect to have the feat completed in 10 years time.
They should use Republicans in transplant experiments.