What Kind of AI have we Created?

Neil Lawrence

Pint of Science, Sheffield

24th May 2016

Embodiment factor

Ratio of compute speed to communicate speed.

How locked in is our intelligence?

  • Human compute: 1 petaflop ... $10^{15}$ flops to simulate a brain (same as fastest computer)
  • Human speaking speed about $150$ wpm (approx 100 bits per second)

  • Early telegraph 1000 wpm (approx 800 bps)

  • Desktop Computer today 10 gigaflops ... $10^{10}$ flops

  • Computer communication speed millions of times faster than us (1 gigabit per second)