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The Difficult Process of Defining Intelligence

  • Not all scientists agree on what counts as intelligence.
  • We think of intelligence as a trait (like height or strength) but we find it difficult to define it.

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Culture And Our Ability To Share Knowledge

Because we as humans are able to work together and share knowledge across generations, we can overcome challenges beyond any single individual's ability. This allowed us to shape the planet on our liking.

We also created new problems in the process: tax forms, but also cl...

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The Ability To Plan

Gathering materials for later use is connected to an advanced dimension of problem-solving: planning.

Planning means considering activities required for the desired goal and putting them together in a plan. When unexpected conditions and new possibilities arise, they need ...

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Information: The Basis Of Action

Information is the basis of action for all living things.

Without it, we are not able to control and predict our surroundings, or to react appropriately and flexibly to them.

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What Intelligence Is

Intelligence is a mechanism to solve problems (especially the ones related to survival). It includes the ability to gather knowledge, to learn, to be creative, to form strategies, or think critically.

It manifests itself in a huge variety of behaviors.

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Memory: The Ability To Save And Recall Information

Information is much more powerful if we can keep it and save it. This is where memory enters.

Memory is the ability to save and recall information so we don't have to go back to square one every time we perceive something as important.

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Intelligence As A Toolbox

We can think of intelligence as a flexible set of skills: a toolbox. And the most basic tools in the intelligence toolbox are:

  • The ability to gather information through senses, to navigate and react to the external world in the right way.
  • The ability to

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Complex Problems Require Complex Tools

  • Building on the basic tools, more complex living creatures have a wider range of problems they can solve: They can memorize different associations, connections, and mechanical moves and stratagems.
  • The more complex the problem, the more tools are needed in combination to solve it. ...

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Creativity: Making New And Unusual Connections

Being creative translates into building something new and valuable from apparently unrelated things. In the context of intelligence, this means making new and unusual connections: pairing input with memories and skills, to come up with a unique solution to a problem.

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The Process Of Learning

Learning is the process of putting together a sequence of thoughts and actions.

It is a series of repeatable behaviors that can be diversified and adapted.

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The Superpower Of Common Sense

We take common sense for granted, but this uniquely human trait is difficult to emulate artificially, as it relies on a variety of powerful abilities of our mind.

Common sense is a broad trait, which includes spatial intelligence, reasoning, managing expectations, ...

Defining difficult people

We are social creatures who desire validation. We feel good when others share our belief system. But we feel dejected when others do not value our inputs, crush our ideas, or ignore what we have to say.

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The Road to Artificial General Intelligence

Most experts agree that there are three categories, or calibers, of AI development:

  • ANI: Artificial Narrow Intelligence. 1st intelligence caliber. AI that specializes in one area.Β 
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