Difference between molecular Intelligence and AI
I recently had an interesting thought while going for a walk that hit me and perhaps started a trail of future thoughts and a new neural network in my brain. I have had many more that I haven’t written down yet but the time for that is coming. Anyway I feel as if it's on its own original path and that maybe it was the beginning of something new. My train of thought today on my walk in the nice sunshine breeze which let me to a unique new way of thinking about biological intelligence and the human brain and how we learn which can further lead to a distinct difference between a brain cell that acquires information and a neural network or the computer's unit of memory storage and information processing.
Its a neat little train of thought that goes something like this:
When operating on the brain through surgery or neural stimulation you can change a person’s thought or even tamper with their mood or tap into different embedded memories in the person. And I read a story about a child that was born and died early in infancy because it was born without a brain. It only had a brain stem so it didn’t last long. Sad story but I thought what could anyone do? What kind of procedure could fix that? There’s really nothing us humans can do about that. What could we ever possible come up with that could fix that problem? We can’t just create a brain? We can’t just create and manufacture and synthesize new brain matter in some test tube can we or can we? The only thing I could think of was stem cells. That’s the only thing I could possibly conceive of that could add and create new nerve cells in the brain. But there is still a significant problem. A huge dilemma and big limitation! Its Big! The problem lies in that if you were to somehow mix molecules in some solution that would create chemical reactions to then form all of the proteins and synapses in a brain cell and even implant that in someones brain inside their head through surgery what would that brain matter know? What experience would it have? What information would it have taken in? And that’s nothing of the person themselves? Its nothing that person has actually had any kind of visual or hands on or external stimuli through their senses in their lifetime to take it in with that brain material in their head. Which begs the question if it is even possible to ever create artificial brain material that could be sort of an organ implant in a human? And if not how could we ever create AI that’s the same as a human or human like intellect?? Hmmm!?… Because say you can create a junk of brain matter and implant it to a person say even a whole hemisphere or big part of the cortex or frontal lobe. Does that person then know what that all those brain cells know? Does that instantly become part of the person? Do they associate with those memory associations? Maybe it would be something that overtime it would form and connect with the rest of the synapses and become part of the person even though they never heard, read or directly experienced such things but to them would seem as if they did and simultaneously could distinctly distinguish that they hadn’t in their past life. But yet still is poses a problem. And that is how could we create brain matter that’s biological if it takes experience for the brain cells to multiply and grow in a human? Let’s take it to another level:
What this means is that your brain and learning and neural stimulation is formed by what happens outside of you and interacts with you even though the brain sits inside the head. Remember we can influence brain activity by directly stimulating neurons inside the head through our own tools. But to actually learn and intake and process new information that has to be something observed outside of the person. So by just as much what happens inside of the brain its growth and activity is influenced by what happens outside of it. So what we touch and see and hear and smell outside of us. Yes we know we take in information through the senses but it's that it is what happens outside of the brain and the person’s body and the cranium that influences how the brain shapes itself on the inside. Which makes it even further interesting how the brain and nerve cells intake information in the first place and mapping that whole process. But what is a nerve cell made of?What of its material structure allows it to take in and process information?
It's made of chemicals and distinct chemical connections of carbon atoms and molecular chains of atoms and molecules that make up the cell. So this complex molecular structure that distinctly and uniquely makes up a brain cell and the DNA molecules as well and all of the electron interactions between atoms and the basic chemical elements in those molecules that make up the cell is what allows it to intake information. So what part of the cell takes in information and how much of what does? And what is the bare minimum for taking information for a brain cell of the material required and if all of it in that it has to be a complete cell to take in any information there’s still what part of what takes in what information and how much can one cell take in and what kind of information and why? Because a personality makes a difference of what kind of information and processing they do. Then there’s the unconscious which are they different cells? Are they arranged differently? What sets the unconscious processing part of the brain apart? But with all of this in mind can’t you see how there is a substantial difference between AI and BI? There are things that just completely separate biological intelligence between AI that are to our advantage and completely different from anything AI can do. And probably will ever be able to do. Just think of that molecular structure how that takes in information and processes totally different from any computer chip or Neural network or computer programming does. Just the material is totally different but that they both take in information is something. But do they both take in the same kind and information the same way and grow and adapt the same way? And if not what will the difference mean in the end? But how brain matter makes a personality is a complete mystery how grey matter does that? But that’s something a computer just doesn’t do. There is just something there that is innately different from a brain cell and what kind of information what it can do with information and how it can take information in that just what a computer code or some electronic circuit can do. They are clearly two types of intelligence and so even when they say AI or when it actually gets here don’t think it's just going to be like us and do everything we can do because that is certainly not the case. Not right away or for a long time yet. They are not that evolved nor will it be when it gets here and they are totally different. And we have the advantages right now. Plus do computers dream? We have more manipulation over information than a computer does and whatever some nerve cells can do and their chemicals and personality and dopamine and serotonin and all of it. Just holding some pink mush with nerve endings and electrons with a personality and blood versus an electronic chip or a computer code and what they can do is a totally different picture. So what AI really means compared to us don’t by into the hype so quickly or that they can take us over and be distinct person’s and plan like us. For one thing a computer doesn’t have senses where it can just absorb and unconsciously process information or have the abstract and creative abilities we do. Can a computer discover E=MC²? No! So between computer and molecular structure there is a huge difference there in intelligence so in no way be intimidated or nervous or by into the hype so quickly or that they are anywhere near AI if that’s what it takes to make it. To get a computer chip and some coding to act like pink and grey matter and the prefrontal cortex with a central and peripheral nervous system and blood flow.
And that was my train of thought on the big difference and advantage we have with molecular intelligence versus artificial intelligence. Would they be able to moderate emotions and feelings like we can either? And experience adrenaline? One will not know at the present time other than they can’t know and when AI gets here it's still not the same thing, and it’s apparent there is a huge gap for now.