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Learning Smart

Instead of focusing on learning facts, we should first concentrate on how to best learn. Learning facts first often teaches thinking skills limited to the specific fact set. The result is rote memorization without the ability to self improve learning and thinking skills. Critical learning and thinking skills include: Observation – it’s important to know …

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Synthetic Intelligence (SI)

As we develop intelligence, we learn to abstract basic patterns from the swirl of chaotic information around us. Then we learn to extrapolate expansions and trends based upon those basic abstractions and this allows us to begin to predict. By observing the success of our predictions, we can modify the process of abstraction and extrapolation …

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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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Simple Abstraction

When we abstract something, we single out an individual element from a collection of elements and separate it as a mental construct. This usually involves finding some kind of pattern of similarity, but it also involves discriminating between similarities and noticing differences. Because a truly motionless object is rare in the extreme, most of what …

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A Postulate of Mind

A mind is a system of thinking, analyzing and predicting. Simple organisms have simple minds that react to their environment in simple ways. Mostly, it involves a process of observation and some form of copying or replicating. A simple trial and error program might respond to a stimulus by either moving toward it or away …

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