New World Optimist
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Would Artificial Intelligence by Any Other Name Smell as Sweet?: Terms You Should Know
There are a lot of new terms buzzing around the topic of AI. Each one may take on a specific meaning with subtle differences or describe the research or specific type of AI, but nevertheless is covered under the umbrella term of AI or Artificial Intelligence. There are different levels of awareness or abilities:
Digital Data on DNA: Could It Be the Answer to Building "Perfect Humans?" Would That Make Us Cyborgs or Something Else?
Back in 2012, Harvard scientists "broke" the DNA code that allowed them to store an immense amount of data (such as movies) on non-biological DNA. "Non-biological" is the key term in that sentence. This process can store data that amounts to an unfathomable amount known as an "exabyte" (one billion gigabytes). While there is not a whole lot of information out yet as to what the price tag looks like to use DNA for data storage on a massive scale, I would imagine it would be less than the cost of storing a Yottabyte's worth of information on traditional hard drives. In order to do that, one would need a data center this size of Delaware and Rhode Island at the cost of nearly $100 TRILLION. So, it stands to reason that with the amount of digital data humans are creating, we MUST move away from magnetic storage. It is neither economically feasible nor practical to consume precious resources required to store that much data when DNA can store 107 times the amount of magnetic tape.