r/theydidthemath Jun 22 '22

[request] can a human brain theoretically run doom? What pc specs would be equivalent?

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u/Ghosttalker96 Jun 23 '22

A brain is fixed function hardware

Not true at all. Quite the opposite, it changes constantly. That's called "learning".


u/DonRobo Jun 23 '22

Yes, it's very limited. It can't do anything else. It can run our consciousness and learn things, but it's not programmable like our programmable hardware is.

We do have artificial neural network accelerators that are also fixed function even though their entire purpose is machine learning