I haven't heard of Evolution 2.0 or Perry Marshall before but I really should have done. I couldn't find anything on this site either - but that may be because I never can find anything here.
Anyway, Perry is a Christian from a yec ultraconservative upbringing but is now a fairly modern one, accepting of old earth and evolution.
The video below tells his story and explains his ideas of evolution which I find interesting. It's unnecessarily long winded; what he has to say could be done in 10 minutes but that's the way of these things.
He's a scientist/entrepreneur/electronic engineer and decided to examine evolution with an engineering approach and I think has come up with a pretty smart - albeit religious - twist. The twist being that DNA is a code and he says, the only code not made by an intelligence if biologists are to be believed. But he found that that argument just becomes a definitional problem and got nowhere.
So he launched a prize fund for the first person to create a self-creating code - which he says DNA is. (Though his sub-text is that it required an intelligence to kick it off). Ultimately the prize is worth $5m.
Anyhoo, here it is.
Edited by Tangle, : No reason given.
Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona
"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android
"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed. Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved." - Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.
An AI can now write its own code -It's about how AI is progressing to the point where it's going to be writing it's own code to improve itself. -This is the next logical progression -If current AI, acting within current AI algorithms, is able to identify solutions for problems that humans couldn't think of... ...how much better can the solutions be if the "AI solutions" aren't limited to the AI programmers' "AI algorithms" in the first place?
Many years ago, I was told of a sci-fi short story in which the most power computer ever designed was built -- kind of a pre-cursor to Deep Thought. When it became operational, the first question they asked it was "Is there a God?" The answer: "Now there is."