Singularity Summit 2007: iPod of the future

Rodney Brooks is the Panasonic Professor of Robotics at MIT and CTO of iRobot. From 1997 - 2003 and from 2003 - 2007, respectively, he was Director of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab and Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

Rodney Brooks is the Panasonic Professor of Robotics at MIT and CTO of iRobot. From 1997 - 2003 and from 2003 - 2007, respectively, he was Director of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab and Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He knows a lot about robots, AI and exponential growth curves.

During his talk at the Singularity Summit 2007, Professor Brooks give his prediction for the storage capacity of an iPod in 2025--40 million gigabytes or 40 petabytes, or room enough for more than 10 million super-high fidelity songs. For context, a Macintosh computer in 1985 has an 800 kilobyte floppy drive, and an iPod today 16 gigabytes.

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