So for christmas, I got the book Genetic Algorithms by David Goldberg. It’s a really low level book w/ tonnes of math and very specific examples and I’ve only read maybe 50ish pages so far, it’s slow going.
If someone infinitely more clever than I were to set up a fitness function with the aims of providing comfort for meat bags. You have something approaching intelligence. No consciousness required. Just intelligence honed and refined for taking me and everyone else to the beach.
Are you saying, in principal, this can’t happen?