[ExI] What would an IQ of 500 or 1000 look like?
tara at taramayastales.com
Mon May 25 15:08:18 UTC 2015
Well, I don’t know about you, but I’ve already lost the ability to hunt wild food in packs.
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> On May 25, 2015, at 7:43 AM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> Anders replied:
>> I think a better approach would be to consider how an animal would
>> perceive human intelligence.
>> We do incomprehensible or arbitrary things - ...-- David.
> This has been an interesting fun exercise, since BillW made a comment months
> ago, raising a question of whether dogs reason. Anyone who had or has a dog
> does not ask that question, for we know that dogs do reason, some better
> than others. I have often wondered what dogs think of humans and how we can
> apply the insights to how we would relate to another intelligent species or
> From a dog's point of view, humans can make all kinds of magic happen,
> perhaps the most important: making appear an endless supply of dog food.
> The humans can solve so many problems, but we cannot manage what every dog
> can do: identify people and beasts by sniffing them.
> Being fed every day from cans, domestic dogs soon lose the instincts to hunt
> in packs and survive in the wild.
> Imagine an advanced AI which figures out how to do a lot of things we still
> haven't mastered, but still lacks some basic skill common to nearly all
> humans. They want to keep the humans as pets, to do for them something
> analogous to what dogs do for humans. Long before the software becomes AI
> (in any sense) it takes over some basic tasks. Humans no longer need to
> master those tasks, so we (like domestic dogs) soon lose the collective
> ability. I see evidence of collective ability slipping away everywhere.
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