I read this paper Text Compression as a Test for Artificial Intelligence, Mahoney, 1999.
So far I understood the following: Text Compression tests can be used as an alternative to Turing Tests for intelligence. The Bits per character score obtained from compression of a standard benchmark corpus, can be used as a quantitative measure for intelligence
- Is my understanding of the topic correct?
- Does this mean that applications like 7zip/WinRar are intelligent?
- How are the ways a human compresses information (as in form of summary) and ways a computer compresses (using Huffman coding or something) are compatible? How can we compare that?