This is a great read, especially considering that I usually think of this question in the reverse direction—will biology help us crack AI? The way our genes operate is practically a coded system, much like an advanced computer in many ways. Think about how microbes or insects operate with a very limited set of objectives and priorities, yet are able to accomplish such amazing things.
But you’re post makes a great point that this connection cuts both ways. When biology and behavior can be simplified to basic rules (like code) it’s a natural leap to think that feeding these parameters into a machine would help uncover secrets in genetics, evolution, bioengineering, etc. Another element of sci-fi that’s turning out much more real than we ever imagined.