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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.