From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Sun Jan 20 2002 - 07:59:56 MST

> Intelligence.
> The capacity for memory and reasoning structures to recognise novelty
> extrapolate novelty from experience, and to subsequently learn.

I prefer

The ability to achieve a variety of complex goals."


The ability to achieve a variety of complex goals in complex environments."

When attached to a suitable mathematical formalization of the notion of
complexity, this becomes a rigorous definition. But it is not easily
attached to an IQ test since mathematical formalizations of complexity tend
to rely on slippery things like Universal Turing Machines...

- Ben Goertzel

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