adam

„Whether a computer can be „really“ intelligent is not a question for the philosophers: they know nothing about either computers or intelligence.“

„Many of the tests used for measuring „intelligence“ are scored essentially according to the candidate’s power of appropriate selection. […] as we know that power of selection can be amplified, it seems to follow that intellectual power, like physical power, can be amplified. Let no one say that it cannot be done, for the gene-patterns do it every time they form a brain that grows up to be something better than the gene-pattern could have specified in detail. What is new is that we can now do it synthetically, consciously, deliberately.“

Ashby

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