What does it mean to be smart and why is it so hard? Could we imagine a world where being smart was easy and being dumb was difficult? Why do we think that someone is intelligent because they can solve a chess problem effortlessly (an easy task for a computer), but think less of someone who can effortlessly throw a ball or climb an uneven surface (very difficult for a robot)? And why have we been so stupid in the way we test for intelligence and in our anthropocentric disregard for intelligence in non-human animals? It is time we completely rethought intelligence. Our future health depends upon it.
Director, WID, Professor of Genetics, & Co-Director, Center For Complexity and Collective Computation, University of WisconsinNo slides available
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