Re: Skeptic Article about AI

From: Ricardo Barreira (
Date: Fri Feb 23 2007 - 07:35:30 MST

On 2/23/07, Josť Raeiro <> wrote:
> But if you have all the DNA code you still don't know how to make a human.
> You need a compiler, a cell mechanism that turns DNA into people.

The point is that if you believe that the information is in the DNA
code, then the kolmogorov complexity of the brain can't be bigger than
the number of bits in the DNA plus laws of physics.

> And has anyone ever coded a program that can take care of several neurons
> with <1 line / neuron?

The entire reason for the concept of "neuron" is to understand and
unify the brain structure in some way. What is needed is a
mathematical model of how a neuron works, and then the simultaneous
use that model in parallel (for each neuron in the brain) would be
enough to simulate the neuronal part of the brain. Saying that one
line of code is necessary for each neuron is the same as saying that
you need 10-billion lines of code to simulate the gravitational
behavior of 10-billion planets...

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