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Is the Universe a Hologram?Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions$
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Adolfo Plasencia

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262036016

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.001.0001

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Measuring the Intelligence of Everything

Measuring the Intelligence of Everything

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(p.343) 31 Measuring the Intelligence of Everything
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Is the Universe a Hologram?
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José Hernández-Orallo

Adolfo Plasencia

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.003.0031

In this dialogue comprising seven widely diverse sections, José Hernández-Orallo, specialist in AI, reflects on a variety of topics surrounding Natural Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence (AI): 1. On what is measurable in intelligence, and what its ingredients are; 2. On how to universally measure intelligence; 3. On the Turing test; 4. On compared intelligences and the IQ (Intelligence Quotient); 5. On the AI agents of software; 6. On whether the human condition, (and happiness), can be mathematized; 7. On the relationship between intelligence and humor; and, 8. Are there universal ingredients in what we call intelligence? Toward the end, he talks about the current science and technology debate on whether the evolution of AI and its latest most disturbing incarnations (e.g., lethal autonomous weapons) can become an existential threat for humans or not. His reflections are culminated with arguments concerning a real danger— that someone, or something, might modify the present natural distribution of intelligence in the planet, which could end up being controlled by a global oligopoly.

Keywords:   Artificial intelligence (AI), Algorithmic information theory, Cognitive abilities of a machine, Nonanthropocentric view of intelligence, Universal psychometrics, Nonbiological intelligence, Machine intelligence, Mathematized happiness, AI Effect, Lethal autonomous weapons

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