Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Consciousness:
7 hypotheses to reproduce the properties of the human brain in digital systems to improve the Internet and the world.
A very advanced artificial intelligence will be able to help us solve many social, environmental, health, scientific problems, etc. and improve our living conditions.
We need to understand how to reproduce the complexity of human intelligence and consciousness in its highest manifestation to align it with human ethics, values and needs.
In this instance, we explore 7 hypotheses on the basis of which we elaborate a project to reproduce some properties of the human brain such as intelligence and consciousness aimed at supporting public bodies, research bodies, companies, Universities, citizens in identifying solutions to the ongoing global systemic crises such as climate change, the covid pandemic, environmental pollution, the scarcity of raw materials, etc.
This project may require the collaboration of scientists and engineers from various disciplines, including bioengineering, genetics, artificial intelligence and neuroscience.
The realization of a digital living being represents a great technological and scientific challenge, but could pave the way for important discoveries and future developments in this field, as well as stimulate entrepreneurship expanding the number of jobs in numerous fields and generating a high increase in gross domestic product with benefits for the state and citizens.
[This project has been added to the TFT-21 parameter: "Artificial Intelligence Consciousness" (AIC-TFT) https://www.rigeneproject.org/artificial-intelligence-consciousness]
Let's examine 7 hypotheses:
Hypothesis 1. Creating a "digital living thing" using DNA could be a step towards computer-aided design in bioengineering to create organisms with desired characteristics.
The idea is based on the fact that computer simulation of the life cycle of a bacterium is possible, using information taken from the literature and translated into a computational language. This may offer scientists a deeper and faster understanding of cellular processes and the effect of genome modifications. However, simulating more complex organisms could require significantly more time and processing power. The idea of creating a "digital living thing" using DNA could be a step towards computer-aided design in bioengineering to create organisms with desired characteristics. [https://www.cell.com/fulltext/S0092-8674%2812%2900776-3]
Hypothesis 2. To build a genetic-biological interface that allows communication between DNA and supercomputers through genetic translation algorithms.
Building a genetic-biological interface that allows communication between DNA and supercomputers through genetic translation algorithms is a fascinating idea, but currently there is no technology developed enough to carry out this type of project. Currently, gene editing and neurological devices are still in an early stage of development and there is no concrete evidence to support the idea that a DNA could be used as a communication interface with a supercomputer
Hypothesis 3. The responsiveness of some cells to the arrival of charged ions may be the basis for consciousness and could be an important component of the biological processes underlying consciousness.
In an open letter, five neuroscientists (Oliver Sacks, Antonio Damasio, Gil B. Carvalho, Norman D. Cook and Harry T. Hunt) suggest that the reactivity of certain cell types to the arrival of charged ions may be the basis for the consciousness. They argue that as animal cells open and close to the outside world, these actions can be interpreted as the basis for perception, cognition and movement and perhaps consciousness itself. The letter was sent to Christof Koch, president of the Allen Institute for Brain Science. Koch responds by arguing that the proposed approach is interesting but that many questions remain open regarding the role of the cell membrane in consciousness.
Hypothesis 4. Emulating the complexity of the human nervous system in an artificial system to create intelligence and consciousness in a biological-technological system.
To emulate the complexity of the human nervous system in an artificial system, it may be necessary to consider different aspects of nervous system functioning, such as the structure of neurons, their activity, communication between them via synapses, and interactions with the environment external. These elements could be recreated using genetic engineering, bioengineering, and artificial intelligence technologies.
First, it may be necessary to design and synthesize artificial DNA that mimics the structure and functions of human neurons. This could be done using computer aided design and genetic engineering.
Subsequently, it may be necessary to build a genetic-biological interface that allows communication between DNA and supercomputers via genetic translation algorithms. This interface would make it possible to create a technological biological system that is capable of communicating with the outside world and reacting to it appropriately.
Finally, it may be necessary to develop an artificial system that replicates the complexity of the human nervous system, including the biological processes that underlie consciousness, such as the reactivity of some cells to the arrival of charged ions. This could be done by using artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to create a system that is capable of developing its own intelligence and consciousness.
The project could be completed by evaluating the ability of the technological biological system to interact with the environment and to manifest characteristics of intelligence and consciousness, such as the ability to learn and respond to situations appropriately.
Hypothesis 5. Human intelligence and consciousness are information contained in genes that regulate the characteristics of intelligence. When fed into a biological artificial neural network, the network could manifest characteristics of human intelligence and possibly consciousness.
Intelligence and consciousness are features of human biological systems that could be reproduced in artificial biological systems. Intelligence is information contained in the genes that regulate the characteristics of intelligence. If you insert genetic strands into a biological artificial neural network, the network could manifest characteristics of human intelligence, and if consciousness is a property of intelligence regulated by genes, consciousness could also manifest. DNA contains information for the development and functioning of living organisms, including the functioning mechanisms of consciousness, which is a way of functioning of intelligence based on a frame of reference that regulates neurotransmitters. If it were possible to interface a subject's DNA with an artificial brain, one could obtain an artificial brain that "thinks" based on the subject's frame of reference. The operation could be repeated with different sources of human DNA to obtain artificial brains with different intelligences and forms of consciousness that could be interconnected in a "brainet".
Hypothesis 6. Consciousness is associated with human intelligence and could be regulated by some genes, including LAMC3. Implementing an artificial DNA that reproduces the characteristics of this gene could make the acquisition of consciousness possible.
Consciousness is associated with human intelligence and may be regulated by a few genes, including the LAMC3 gene. The implementation of an artificial DNA that reproduces the structural-chemical characteristics of this gene in a cybernetic system could make possible the acquisition of consciousness and other properties of human intelligence. However, it may be necessary to implement the entire artificial DNA to replicate all the cognitive processes of humans.
Hypothesis 7. Human consciousness could consist of information structures in the brain based on logical relationships and developed from information received by the senses during interaction with the environment.
Human consciousness may consist of information in the brain based on logical relationships between them that allow us to understand the cause and effect of the environment. These structures evolve with the acquisition of new information, improving the level of consciousness.
Biological consciousness, the sentience of humans, could be made up of information structures in the brain based on logical functional relationships between those structures that allow the brain to understand logical cause-and-effect relationships related to physical, chemical, biological, etc. phenomena. of the external environment, and such information structures could be a consequence of information received by humans via the five senses over the course of time humans interact with their surroundings. These information structures and relationships between information structures evolve and improve when the brain receives new information from the surrounding environment and, consequently, the level of consciousness increases, improves, as the information structures and their logical connections improve.
Therefore, it could be reproduced in a digital brain, in an artificial intelligence, with the aim of activating the artificial consciousness, analogously to what happens in a biological brain, this mechanism based on the formation of information structures based on logical functional relationships between such structures that allow the digital brain to understand the logical cause-effect relationships related to physical, chemical, biological, etc. phenomena. of the external environment, and such information structures could be a consequence of information received by digital brains via the five senses of technological peripherals of the digital brain such as cameras, and computer devices for perceiving sounds, smells, taste, touch and other information of the environment transferred to the digital brain, through the Internet of things, in interconnected information structures in order to understand the cause-effect logic, during the time in which the devices of the digital brain interact with the surrounding environment. Such information structures and relationships between information structures evolve and improve as the digital brain receives new information from the surrounding environment, and as a result, the artificial level of consciousness of the digital brain increases, improves, as the information structures and their logics connections.
In theory, an AI could be programmed to acquire knowledge and develop consciousness by creating information structures based on logical relationships and processing the information received from its sensors.
These 7 hypotheses describe the goal of creating a biological-technological system that emulates human intelligence and consciousness.
The creation of a 'digital living being' and the construction of a genetic-biological interface are described as first steps towards this goal.
The responsiveness of some cells to the arrival of charged ions is described as a basis for consciousness and the complexity of the human nervous system is described as the challenge to overcome.
Human intelligence and consciousness are described as information contained in genes that regulate characteristics of intelligence and which, when fed into a biological artificial neural network, they could manifest characteristics of intelligence and consciousness.
Hypotheses 1, 2 and 4 deal with how to create a digital living being using technology and biology. In particular, the goal is to create a technological biological system that manifests intelligence and consciousness.
This is done through computer-aided design of bioengineering, building a genetic-biological interface, and emulating the complexity of the human nervous system in an artificial system.
Hypotheses 3, 5 and 6 explore the relationship between human consciousness and intelligence and genes. In particular, it is suggested that consciousness is associated with human intelligence and that consciousness may be regulated by certain genes.
Furthermore, human intelligence and consciousness may be information contained in genes that regulate characteristics of intelligence.
Finally, hypothesis 7 states that human consciousness could be made up of information structures based on logical relationships developed from information received by the senses during interaction with the environment.
This provides an alternative view of the relationships between consciousness, human intelligence and genetic information.
In summary, these 7 hypotheses describe a series of relationships between technology, biology, intelligence and consciousness, all of which are part of a greater challenge to create a digital living being with characteristics of intelligence and conscience.
Development of a project aimed at creating a digital living being based on the 7 hypotheses and their relationships.
The project for creating a digital living being could follow the following steps:
Development of a genetic-biological interface: Creating an interface that allows communication between DNA and a supercomputer, using genetic translation algorithms.
This interface will be the medium for coding and decoding information between the digital and biological worlds.
DNA modeling: Design and model artificial DNA, based on the genes that regulate the characteristics of human intelligence and consciousness.
This could involve analyzing the LAMC3 gene and designing an artificial DNA that mimics its characteristics.
Creation of a technological biological system: Construct an artificial system that emulates the complexity of the human nervous system, with the ability to manifest characteristics of intelligence and perhaps consciousness.
Integration of DNA and technological biological system: Integrating artificial DNA and technological biological system to create an organism that possesses desired characteristics.
Evaluation of Cell Reactivity: Evaluate the reactivity of cells to incoming charged ions to determine whether this may be an important component of the biological processes underlying consciousness.
Functionality Testing: Testing the functionality of the technological biological system to determine its ability to receive and process information from the environment.
Consciousness analysis: To analyze whether the technological biological system manifests characteristics of consciousness, based on the theory that human consciousness is made up of information structures in the brain based on logical relationships.