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DarkCeldori t1_j6bc0b8 wrote

The brain can learn even with few data. A baby that grows in a mostly empty room and hears his parents voices still becomes fully competent within a few years.

If ai begins to use brain like algorithms given it does millions of years of training, data will not be a problem.


PreferenceIll5328 t1_j6d98c1 wrote

The brain is also pre trained through billions of years of evolution. It isn’t a completely blank slate.


DarkCeldori t1_j6db3zz wrote

Iirc only 25MB of design data for the brain lies in the genome that is insufficient to specify 100~trillion connections. Most of the brain particularly the neocortex appears to be a blank slate. Outside prewiring such as overall connectivity between areas it appears it is the learning algorithms that are the special sauce.

There are plenty of animals with as much baked in and they show very limited intelligence.


GoSouthYoungMan t1_j6c4zym wrote

But the brain appears to have massively more effective compute than even the largest AI systems. The chinchilla scaling laws suggest we need much larger systems.


DarkCeldori t1_j6cxa7w wrote

I don't think the brain's prowess lies in more effective compute but rather in its more efficient algorithms.

IIRC mimicking brain sparsity allowed ANN to get 10x to 100x more performance. And that is just one aspect of brain algos.