The principle behind this biological methodology can be extended to every case in biology where an organism needs to discriminate signals from self.
While humans invented algorithms only within the last century, enabling the development of AI, animals exhibit behavioral algorithms that long predate humans.
Learning is largely a programmed behavior, governed by a type of algorithm, particularly for animals with limited cognitive ability.
“Ever wonder whether computers will one day be capable of doing everything that human beings can?”
In response to those who believe AI will take over the world, Marks says, “Look at history.”