The Human Brain

The human brain integrates memory and processing together, weighs less than 3 lbs, occupies about a two-liter volume, and uses less power than a light bulb. It operates as a massively parallel distributed processor. It is event driven, that is, it reacts to things in its environment, uses little power when active and even less while resting. It is a reconfigurable, fault-tolerant learning system. It is excellent at pattern recognition and teasing out relationships.

From this article about Cognitive Computing.

On Choosing a Path

Sometimes the difficult path is actually the easy path – Uwe Nagel

I caught this intersting phrase earlier this year when I was having a delightful conversation with my supervisor. Since then it stuck in my mind and the only way to help myself stop thinking about it is to actually publish it and say it out loud.