[ExI] fermi question alive and well
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 31 01:11:32 UTC 2019
I think examples are far more important than definitions. Intelligence is
the that quality of mind that Albert Einstein had and Donald Trump
John K Clark
But of what are those people examples? You must have some definition in
mind to choose those people. The definition comes first, then the
deduction to the example. bill w
On Sat, Mar 30, 2019 at 7:42 PM John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 30, 2019 at 6:26 PM William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>
> >> intelligence theories can be tested but consciousness theories can't
>>> be, John Clark
>> > *OH? And why is that? *
> i can't say why but I can say how. Consciousness theories are too easy to
> come up with, they're easy because there are few facts they need to fit
> given the fact that the only entity that I know for a fact to be conscious
> is me. Intelligence theories are devilishly hard to come up with but
> there is a easy way to test them; if your AI companies intelligence
> theory is a good one you'll become a billionaire and if its not good
> you'll go broke.
>> *> Before you reply, I"ll say this: everything depends on the
>> definitions. bill w*
> I disagree, I think examples are far more important than definitions.
> Intelligence is the that quality of mind that Albert Einstein had and
> Donald Trump doesn't.
> John K Clark
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