Wolfram – defining intelligence

Stephen Wolfram – How Should We Talk to AIs?

It seems clear to me that there is a clear and minimal differentiation between computation and intelligence that is meaningful in the sense of “purpose”, and that is that the computation system have some set of heuristics that allows it to create a model of reality (at some resolution with some non-random probability of alignment over time), including a model of itself at some resolution within that modeled reality, and be able to project possible future scenarios within that model, and have some set of systems (probably heuristically based) to allow it to choose one among many and take actions that align with producing the chosen outcome with some non-random probability.

Anything less than that may be complex and interesting but doesn’t really fit the definition of intelligence.

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