When Will Computers Be as Powerful as the Human Brain?

We all know that computing power roughly doubles every 18 months—but at that rate, how long will it take for computers to be as powerful as the human brain?

As this animation from Mother Jones shows, not long. It might have been slow going at first, but we're soon about to witness a growth spurt that could take us by surprise. If these calculations are correct, we look forward to the Skynet takeover of 2026. [Mother Jones]

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It's sort of a moving target, eh? What's the criteria because computers can kick my ass in anything math related. Object recognition? Holding an interesting conversation? Self awareness? When do we say -that's it these things are smarter than me... because they already are in a lot of ways