Originally Posted by tompe
So using ordinary processors to implement some machine learning to solve a problem what is then the markedly different way that works compared to how the brain works?
The basic unit in the brain also just do something extremely simple like comparing things.
The brain uses associative content addressable look up which a computer has never been able to duplicate. A brain has no ALU at all. Mathematics in the brain is done with table look up. Remember all the tables you had to learn as a child. The computer depends heavily on the ALU (arithmetic logic unit) portion for all decision making. While externally a computer seems to be doing things that a human does the process is totally different.