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What is the most general definition of "intelligence"?

I'm going to preface this answer by noting that persons much smarter than myself have treated this subject in some detail. That said, as far as I can discern: When we talk about intelligence we're ...
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Is the smartest robot more clever than the stupidest human?

The "baseline humans" you describe have been historically described in the media industry as "the lowest common denominator" (LCD). The LCD is the broadest possible audience for content, ...
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What is the most general definition of "intelligence"?

Over the years, many people have attempted to define intelligence, so there are many definitions of intelligence, but most of them are not formalized. For a big collection of definitions, see the ...
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Can a brain be intelligent without a body?

Can a brain be intelligent without a body? No. Don't forget that the main function of the brain is to provide homeostasis between the body and the environment. Without the body, the utility of the ...
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Is artificial intelligence really just human intelligence?

This is an old question, going back at least to 1950. It is one of the original objections to AI that Turing considers and attempts to refute in his seminal 1950 paper Computing Machinery and ...
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Is the smartest robot more clever than the stupidest human?

Some fields that humans are born with advantages: Fast and precise image processing ability. Even the stupidest human can tell the edge of two different objects precisely, e.g. which part of the ...
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Is the smartest robot more clever than the stupidest human?

Survival, Imagining, Moral Reasoning The thing that comes to mind is a new-born, when you said "the stupidest human", and it already has some basic “survival instincts”. It will avoid pain, ...
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What is the most general definition of "intelligence"?

This is an important question for AI – maybe the most important of all – for the research field of Artificial Intelligence. I mean if AI is science, then its experiments will be empirically testable. ...
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Can a brain be intelligent without a body?

It depends what you mean by intelligence. A robot that acts has a different sort of intelligence than a neural net that merely maps inputs to outputs. Bit patterns within a robot brain have meaning, ...
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How widely accepted is the definition of intelligence by Marcus Hutter & Shane Legg?

My sense is that everyone is pretending Intelligence doesn't have a grounded definition, from which all other definitions arise: Intelligence is a measure of utility in an action space μ(υ) It can ...
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Can you provide some pseudocode examples of what constitutes an AI?

Philosophically, my own research has led me to understand AI as any artifact that makes a decision. This is because the etymology of "intelligence" strongly implies "selecting between alternatives", ...
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Can you provide some pseudocode examples of what constitutes an AI?

AI is not a simple term. There are different types, ranging from the most simplistic rule-based AI to black-box AI's so complicated it's unreasonable for a human to understand exactly what they're ...
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Can a brain be intelligent without a body?

Can a brain be intelligent without a body? If you define "intelligence" as "doing the right thing at the right time", then the statement itself implies some sort of embodied context, whether humanoid,...
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How do we define intention if there is no free will?

My thoughts. The short answer is: you can't. The long answer is that since we're searching for a new definition of a term when removing a necessary (in my opinion) precondition for it to exist, the ...
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Is artificial intelligence really just human intelligence?

No, the way human minds think is in no way related to the way an AI thinks. Although you could say that AI is a much simpler form that represents how the brain processes information. For the human ...
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Is artificial intelligence really just human intelligence?

I would say: no, it's not just an extension of human intelligence. Actually, I would argue there's nothing like human intelligence. At least it's not clearly distinguishable from intelligence in ...
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Is artificial intelligence really just human intelligence?

I believe AI is, at least in certain ways, both an extension of human intelligence & creativity, and something independent as well. Note people didn't design airplanes to try to fly like birds do. ...
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Is artificial intelligence really just human intelligence?

No it isn't. AI is essentially human intelligence with a combination of computing power to achieve tasks that a human alone cannot achieve in the time period that a programmed machine can. To give an ...
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Is artificial intelligence really just human intelligence?

I think no, it isn't. The reason I would say no, is that in order for it to be an extension of our intelligence & creativity, it must be limited by it. This, I believe, isn't the case however. We ...
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Is Intelligence a naturally occurring function of Information Technology?

Maybe, but it depends to a very large degree on the choice of definition. One of the biggest challenges for AI researchers, neuroscientists, philosophers, and psychologists, has been that the ...
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Can a brain be intelligent without a body?

Can a brain be intelligent without a body? In my opinion, yes, if you give it the right inputs. The brain is like a machine and its behavior depends on its architecture and the interaction with the ...
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Are Rationality and Intelligence distinct?

I recall someone (my prof probably) saying that the difference is that intelligence is a problem-solving capability, while rationality more-so refers the capability to apply one's intelligence. ex: ...
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Are Rationality and Intelligence distinct?

You can solve something rationally or with emotions/intuition. Intelligence can be rational or intuitive. Rational is the newest more accurate form of intelligence. Humans use both types of ...
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