Augmented Intelligence

“A computer can pass for a human in a conversation within a decade” Alan Turin 1950s.

Perceptron will be created within a decade, an electronic embryo that can talk, walk, see, write, reproduce and be self-conscious, 1958.

It took 40 years to map the neurological activities of a 1mm long roundworm, having 302 neurons and 8,000 synapsis. A human brain has 86,000,000,000 neurons and 150,000,000,000,000 synapsis.

At this rate, it will take 2,700 years to map the human brain.

The world’s largest neuromorphic supercomputer took £15m, 20 years in conception and 10 years in construction to complete in 2018.

This computer’s ability is about 0.0001% of the human brain.

“No computer, however powerful, will ever be a thinking machine” Ada Lovelace 1850s.

Decade after decade, Ada is proven to be correct.

Why are we chasing an intangible dream when we have real tangible problems facing us?

For the past 70 years, we have been focused on replacing humanity with machines.

Instead, we should focus on augmenting our intelligence.

Humans & machines working together to solve greater problems, such as saving our unique planet.

Be deliberate.

Demand a better future,

Sally M Solaymantash