What is intelligence?

Phew, these questions aren't getting any easier (yet). What happened today was that I wrote very messy flow-of-consciousness points and then, at FHI lunch, someone asked me what I was thinking about today (I curse you, Facebook!). So I had to explain my messy thoughts and I now feel like including that summary explanation here … Continue reading What is intelligence?

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How likely are AIs to be agents? What does it mean to be an agent?

I seem unable to answer the former question without reference to the latter. I've been a bit confused about what it means to be an agent. I also know that other people are spending actual time doing actual philosophy on the agent vs. tools question, but that shall not detract me from starting some preliminary … Continue reading How likely are AIs to be agents? What does it mean to be an agent?