- Nov 16, 2011
Not really close to any meaningful AI yet. If we equate AI to our most common frame of reference, ourselves, we have at least 100 billion special purpose combination analog/digital processors called neurons that all operate in parallel. Computers are today only able to mimic something as simple as the Aplysia sea slug with its 20,000 or so neurons. Even mimicking the brain of the common housefly drosophila is beyond the capabilities of today's fastest computers because it is still uncharted in detail. Maybe someday digital computers will be able to mimic a human brain, but not within my lifetime, and that's assuming the human race manages to survive in its present form instead of becoming an "Idiocracy".