MASSIVELY PARALLEL AI

DAVID L. WALTZ
1993 International journal of high speed computing  
Most AI researchers would, I believe, agree that truly intelligent machines (i.e. machines on a par with humans) will require at least four orders of magnitude more power and memory than are available on any machine today [Schwartz 1988, Waltz 19881. There is now widespread agreement in the supercomputing community that by the year 2000 all supercomputers (defined as the most powerful machines available at a given time) will be massively parallel [Fox 19901. Yet relatively little thought has
more » ... n given in AI as to how to utilize such machines. With few exceptions, AI's attention has been limited to workstations, minicomputers and PCs. Today's massively parallel machines present AI with a golden opportunity to make an impact, especially in the world of commercial applications. The most striking near-term opportunity is in the marriage of research on very large databases with case-based and memory-based AI. Moreover, such applications are steps on a path that can lead eventually to a class of truly intelligent systems.
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