Mar 2, 2024

Intelligence is a Process

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In the case of artificial intelligence, we have a problem. There is no clear, settled definition of natural intelligence. If we are not sure what the natural thing is, how can we know what the artificial thing ought to be?

In fact, I want to claim that intelligence is not a thing at all. It is an ongoing process. It is like science. You should not think of science as a body of absolute truth. Instead, think of the scientific method as a way of pursuing truth.

One should resist the temptation to think of intelligence as a huge lump of knowledge that an entity possesses. Memorizing the encyclopedia does not constitute intelligence.

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