Re: What is intelligence (Was Re: neuro mods.....)

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Fri Feb 25 2000 - 07:40:20 MST writes:

> One also doesn't have to be "very intelligent" to solve problems,
> monkeys and rats do ti all the time. One needs a modicum of
> intelligence to get a sense of humor.

Rats are terribly smart animals. I wish my programs were that smart...

Humor is likely a social emotion to some extent; I have the impression
some other primates exhibit a certail level of humor.

> Solving problems is viewed as intelligence by a community of
> science/software programmers who often are unsure of any other way
> to describe intelligence beyond software capabilities.

This was likely true, but if you look at what is going on currently in
the congitive sciences and reinforcement learning community, people
are definitely getting interested in emotions as essential part of

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