Man vs Machine? Daleks can’t climb stairs!

The human brain is the most complex structure yet known in the universe and is perhaps our key evolutionary advantage over all living things. With an average mass of three pounds and a tofu-like consistency, the brain is a powerhouse consisting of more than 100 billion neurons transmitting signals across some 1,000 trillion synapses at fractions of a second, processing everything we experience from cognition, emotion, language and memory. Receiving vast amounts of sensorial data every moment, from the smell of smoke to the visual perception of red, the brain computes our environment and governs our response. In the tech world, this is comparable to processing reams of code distinctive only by one character per line. The sheer quantity of information we receive at any given time is colossal and…


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