[ExI] Canonizer 2.0

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Wed Dec 26 00:55:10 UTC 2018

On Tue, Dec 25, 2018 at 11:32 AM William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>

> *Just what sort of theory do you want, John?  Any abstract entity like
> intelligence, love, hate, creativity, has to be dragged down to operational
> definitions involving measurable things. *

We don't need a definition of intelligence if we have examples of it. A
computer is intelligent if you'd call a human intelligent if he did the
same thing. A machine should not be penalized just because its brain is
hard and dry and not soft and squishy.

*> Look up the word 'nice' and you will find a trail of very different
> meanings.*

Most people have never looked up a word in a dictionary since the third
grade when they were ordered to, and yet they manage to use the word "nice"
without difficulty because they have examples of it. After all, examples
are where lexicographers got the information to write the definitions in
their dictionary in the first place.

John K Clark
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