Yitzi Litt

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Is that fair to say? How much kolmogorov complexity can be encoded by evolution at a maximum, considering that all information transferred through evolution must be encoded in a single (stem) cell? Especially when we consider how genetically similar we are to beings which don’t even have brains, I have trouble imagining that the amount of “training data” encoded by evolution is very large.

I feel like it should somewhat discount the hard takeoff model, but then again I’m not sure how hard takeoff people would have predicted the initial curve to look like here.

May I ask why you guys decided to publish this now in particular? Totally fine if you can’t answer that question, of course.