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posted by Dopefish on Sunday February 23 2014, @12:00AM   Printer-friendly
from the knowledge-is-power dept.
dyslexic writes "An Equation For Intelligence? It is something like the philosopher's stone. A sort of E=mc2 that would put intelligence, and more particularly artificial intelligence, on a sound theoretical footing. But could it be as simple as this TED talk video (available on the link in addition to the article) suggests? The video explains some of this and provides examples of the principle in action where it is claimed to replicate a number of "human-like" intelligent behaviors including cooperation and tool use."
 
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  • (Score: 1) by lx on Sunday February 23 2014, @06:12AM

    by lx (1915) on Sunday February 23 2014, @06:12AM (#5091)

    While I sympathise with your core argument, I don't think that giving up and slacking off are signs of great intelligence. A lack of (perceived) options is highly correlated with anxiety and depression in most mammals including humans.

  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 23 2014, @12:00PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 23 2014, @12:00PM (#5156)

    OK, but you're actually just proving my point. YOU don't think giving up is a sign of great intelligence. It's your opinion, others might disagree with you, therefore the premise for any equation built on that "belief" is as subjective as your particular view. Where does my view fit in? Or am I not intelligent....

    As for the stressed mammals and depression. In sure that's true, but depression isn't a sign of reduced intelligence, and as far as I could see, there is no happiness quotient built in to the equation whatsoever. And again it's entirely subjective, many humans and mammals have few "options", sometimes from choice. Some religions or mental exercises, like zen, produce a perceived higher consciousness through nihilism our acceptance of just one option. The asteroid just is.