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Identifying Intelligence

  • Tom AddisEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing book series (AI&KP)

Abstract

Formally identifying intelligence would seem like a gross simplification of what has always seemed a complex and slightly mysterious process. What we have done is created a starting point for our investigation by proposing a concrete description we can then try to use. We will expect that this initial description to be inadequate in explaining many aspects of our experience of intelligence, but it will give us a starting point to grow something better as in the following story. The ‘concrete description’ is the ‘stone’ in the soup.

Keywords

Surprise Action Purpose, Validation Evolution 

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Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Portsmouth School of ComputingPortsmouthUnited Kingdom

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