DC Day Explained: Brainiac’s AI Program Is The Digital Processing Of All The Information In The Galaxy

In 'Action Comics' (2008) #868, Superman meets Brainiac's main AI for the first time.

DC DAY

In 'Action Comics' (2008) #868, Superman meets Brainiac's main AI for the first time.
In ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #868, Superman meets Brainiac’s main AI for the first time. Photo/DC Comics

IN DC DAY EXPLAINED

BRAINIAC’S AI IS A 12TH LEVEL INTELLECT THAT IS PROGRAMMED TO PROCESS THE INFORMATION OF THE GALAXY

In ‘Action Comics’ (2000) #868, Superman makes first contact with Brainiac’s main AI aboard the Brainiac Skull Ship. Brainiac reveals his programming for the first time. His programming is to process the information of the galaxy within hours. Brainiac’s information processing is impressive since his Coluan brain can process the knowledge of “over seventy times seven octodecillion beings.”1

Brainiac’s programming causes him to seek the entirety of knowledge of a given culture or civilization. When he learnt that the last Kryptonian was alive, Brainiac sought to capture him in order to process his information and complete his knowledge of Krypton. The reality is that Brainiac’s AI eradicates every culture whose information it processes. Hence, when it found Superman, Brainiac sought to process his information since he had already bottled Kandor and Argo. In fact, Brainiac is a 12th level intellect and is known to be the most intelligent being in the DC Universe.

12th level intellect is a term that was used to describe some of the smartest people in the universe. Metron claimed that only a 12th level intellect could have the slightest hope of solving the Anti-Life Equation and survive.

12th level intellect, DCAU Wiki
In 'Action Comics' (2008) #868, Superman meets Brainiac's main AI for the first time.
In ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #868, Superman meets Brainiac’s main AI for the first time. Photo/DC Comics

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BRAINIAC’S 12TH LEVEL INTELLECT FAR SURPASSES THE INFORMATION OF THE INTERNET

Brainiac’s 12th level intellect can process the knowledge of “over seventy times seven octodecillion beings.”1 Knowledge is a function of neural information and it can be stated that Brainiac’s AI far surpasses the information on Earth’s Internet.

When converted in bytes, Brainiac’s AI processes 1.225*1075 bytes of information. In comparison, the Internet accounts for at least 1,200 petabytes of information. In fact, Brainiac is about 1057 times more intelligent than the Internet.

 

“…Most computational neuroscientists tend to estimate human storage capacity somewhere between 10 terabytes and 100 terabytes, though the full spectrum of guesses ranges from 1 terabyte to 2.5 petabytes. (One terabyte is equal to about 1,000 gigabytes or about 1 million megabytes; a petabyte is about 1,000 terabytes.)

Information storage in the brain, AI Impacts
In  ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #869, Brainiac bottles Metropolis as Lois Lane and the citizens of Metropolis watch helplessly. AP Photo/DC Comics

SOURCES

Action Comics Vol 1 868 in DC Database.
12th level intellect in DCAU Wiki.
How much data is on the internet? in Science Focus.
Information storage in the brain in AI Impacts.
Action Comics Vol 1 869 in DC Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Action Comics #868.

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