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Synthetically Designed Consciousness

We often create artificial versions of things that mimic, but don’t fully measure up to the real object. Many Artificial Intelligence (AI) programs create the impression that they operate with intelligence, even though they don’t actually make the decisions themselves, because they have embedded expert knowledge. Decision trees are abstracted from real life scenarios by …

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A Definition of Consciousness

First, we need to note that consciousness is not the same thing as simple intelligence or analytical reasoning and thinking. Consciousness is a blend of an information baseline, the intelligence to manipulate the information to produce reasoning, and the self awareness of these processes. Typically, the information is provided by forms of sensory input, although …

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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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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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Ethical Quotient (EQ)

Facts that are useful become knowledge. It is simple to create the ability to access large amounts of facts. Google does this. We don’t consider Google to be intelligent, in fact, we don’t consider intelligent, a human being who does nothing but access large amounts of facts with no further reasoning involved. It is the …

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