Re: DNA as a measure of brain complexity

From: Phillip Huggan (
Date: Fri Feb 24 2006 - 00:01:17 MST

I still don't see how biophysics at all relates to development of a seed AI's world modelling or incorporation of goal systems. An adult human brain is all hardware while an AGI is slated to run using software. And a human baby cannot recursively self improve. This is the wrong place to look for seed AI size estimations. Wheat can't think!!

Keith Henson <> wrote: 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.*

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