 # Hal and the Phi (the golden ratio)

#### eanbardsley

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Artificial Intelligence And The Golden Ratio

Given the golden ratio occurs throughout life, one might ask where it would occur in artificial intelligence. I have searched for this. Silicon, oddly enouph is in the same group as carbon. As we are carbon based it is interesting that artificial intelligence, or man made intelligence (like hal), would be silicon based. Silicon is pretty much useless, as I understand it, if it is not "doped" with boron or phosphorus, atleast as far as negative and positive type silicon are used. Let us consider phosophorus is for making negative type silicon and boron is for making positive type silicon. Let us find the geometric mean between phosphorus (P) and boron (B) and divide it by silicon (Si):

sqrt(P*B)/Si=sqrt(30.97*10.81)/(28.09)=0.65

and let us take the harmonic mean between phosphorus and boron and divide it by silicon:

(2*(30.97*10.81)/(30.97+10.81))/28.09 =0.57

Now let us take the arithmetic mean of these two numbers:

(0.65+0.57)/2=0.61

which are the first two digits in the golden ratio.

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It's amazing how you can use the Golden Ratio even in art. Since the Rennaissance, it's been used to rough in the best place for the focal point in a painting. I don't know exactly how to apply it that way (or any other, I suck at math), but I've seen plenty of painters advocating its use.

#### eanbardsley

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It's amazing how you can use the Golden Ratio even in art. Since the Rennaissance, it's been used to rough in the best place for the focal point in a painting. I don't know exactly how to apply it that way (or any other, I suck at math), but I've seen plenty of painters advocating its use.
That is interesting, I didn't know that the golden ratio was used in the focal point of art. But I knew that the golden compass was invented to use the golden ratio in art during the rennaissance. They believed that such a ratio expressed divinity because of its special properties, and therefore should be celbrated in painting.