Relative Intelligence

I’m not entirely confident in the marketing, PR and hype surrounding the notional “Intelligence” characterised in emerging contemporary applications and technologies. The kinds of sophistication and mental processing (on a spectrum towards consciousness and self-awareness) constitutive of authentic intelligence appears to be anything other than what is being achieved by these narrowly defined intelligent machines and algorithmic processes. It may only be a matter of time until Artificial General Intelligence actually arrives but I think we would do well to differentiate clearly between cleverly-programmed data processing applications, adaptive robotics or other relatively narrowly defined cybernetic regulatory systems and actual intelligence.

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