Billy Brown wrote:
> Higher-level simulations can greatly reduce the computer power needed (as
> well as the volume of data), but they do so at the price of increasing
> program complexity. At the opposite end of the spectrum you arrive at
> software that elegantly models the abstract processes of the mind, and would
> be so big that it could never be written by humans (maybe 10^13 LOC?).
Disagreement - a truly elegant description of the algorithms, perhaps as instructions to genetic-algorithm "compilers" or self-modifying code, shouldn't be using any more information than there is in our DNA: 750M, tops.
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