Category Archive: General

Intelligence and Ethics

While intelligence certainly involves some level of calculating, analyzing and reasoning, it seems to go beyond that. We also associate with intelligence, collateral characteristics such as communications, emotional awareness and even some things we consider to be spiritual. The ability to apply the results of reasoning and calculating in a manner associated with “wisdom” is …

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Defining Intelligence

Intelligence is: Ability to abstract – to be able to separate pieces from a whole or a group that define a pattern that has significance and make a copy of the pattern Ability to discern likenesses and differences in copied patterns and categorize them Ability to compare pattern categorizations to different objects or groups and …

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Moore’s Brain in Lake Michigan

The article below is about robots taking human jobs. In the middle of the article is an interesting analogy that compares the growth rate in artificial intelligence to a task of filling Lake Michigan using Moore’s law. Lake Michigan was chosen because of a parallel between its volume in fluid ounces and the number of …

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Cellular Automata Basics

Cellular automata consist of an array of “cells” and some rules of propagation regarding the cells. A simple array can consist of a row (1-Dimensional) of cells. A simple starting state is to “turn on” or mark the center cell in the row by coloring it black and allow cells to be either on (black) …

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