Re: DNA as a measure of brain complexity [WAS Re: ESSAY: Program length, Omega and Friendliness]

From: Keith Henson (
Date: Thu Feb 23 2006 - 23:32:29 MST

At 08:22 AM 2/23/2006 -0500, Richard wrote:


>Ditto for the amount of information in the DNA that triggers the
>development of a brain.

I don't see (prior to birth anyway) where more information comes from.

If you don't have other information input, then a zygote is a NI (natural
intelligence) seed. I can't think of an AI researcher in the world who
would not be *delighted* with an AI that had the potential of a baby.

If you look at it in this light, then the information content of a seed AI
with human level potential should not be more than the information content
of the human genome and is probably a good deal less.

It just a question of bits, of course the question is *which bits.*

Keith Henson

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