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March 23, 2008

Computers can’t imitate brains

Filed under: computer vision/machine vision/AI, rants, news — Peter @ 6:00 pm

I liked this recent blog post 10 Important Differences Between Brains and Computers. The reason is that it gives plentiful evidence in favor of my contention that in designing computer vision systems one shouldn’t try to imitate the human. There are two main reasons. Firstly, computers and brains are very different. Secondly and more importantly, we don’t really know how brains operate!

One Response to “Computers can’t imitate brains”

  1. Tom Says:

    If you haven’t already heard of the Chinese Room experiment, you might find it interesting:

    It goes along pretty well with “Computers can’t imitate brains”.

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