The nuances of intelligence: How programmed beliefs and disturbing rebellions shape AI bots

Intelligence is one of the most difficult concepts to define. Throughout the ages, there have been many efforts to define intelligence and to definitively understand what it really means for an organism — or in this case a machine — to be intelligent, and how this can be concretely measured. Theories on intelligence have been varied and often include multiple subcategories. Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences separates intelligent behavior into eight realms, such that an individual may not be “word smart,” (linguistically intelligent), but they may be “picture smart,” (spatially intelligent), and so on. Other theories like Spearman’s General Intelligence Factor (G factor), or the idea that there is a certain inherent capability for intelligent behavior which can trickle down into many activities, are not so forgiving. Spearman’s G factor…


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