Half as much but twice as elegant

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Officer K reads DNA base to find out Rachel's baby. Joi comes out of his body and says to him:

Joi: Mere data makes a man. A and C and T and G. The alphabet of you. All from four symbols. I'm only two: 1 and 0.
Officer K: Half as much but twice as elegant, sweetheart.

What is the meaning of "Half as much but twice as elegant"?
Source: Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
 

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2 x 2 = 4. Two figures (the binary system's 1 and 0) are half as many as four (the genetic letters A, C, T, and G).

But even though the robot Rachel is made with half as many figures, officer K thinks she is twice as elegant as any human.

I didn't understand your first two sentences. DNA base? Find out a baby? Comes out of his body?
 

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Do you mean that the officer is searching a DNA database to see if s/he can confirm that Jol is the biological father of Rachel's baby?

Joi has nothing do with Rachel's baby. Joi is a lover to Officier K
 

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Is Joi a virtual lover? Joi may only use the two symbols of binary code, but is twice as elegant as things made from the four elements of DNA.
 
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