Natural intelligence
Natural intelligence

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Natural intelligence


In this course I’ve sought to extend and contrast the conception of intelligence by looking at the behaviour of a range of animals. We arrived at an understanding of natural intelligence as, broadly, ‘goal-directed, systematic, ordered problem-solving’, and considered the meaning of each of these terms. After challenging the conventionally accepted distinctions between natural and artificial entities and between biological and non-biological systems, I then moved on to reflect on the possible influence of a broader understanding of the concept of intelligence on the project of artificial intelligence.

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