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Do You Understand Me? Human and Machine Intelligence
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Do You Understand Me? Human and Machine Intelligence

Last Updated on December 11, 2023 by Editorial Team

Author(s): Lan Chu

Originally published on Towards AI.

Can we ever understand human intelligence and make computers intelligent in the same way?

By Lan Chu and Robert Jan Sokolewicz.

Photo by Pavan Trikutam on Unsplash

In this article, we try to explore the notion of intelligence and what it means for computer programs to be intelligent. We will be dancing between different terminologies and interrelated concepts often discussed in the context of human cognition such as Understanding, awareness, intelligence, and consciousness. Even though the meaning of these terms is somewhat mysterious, we try to refer to them based on the normal usages:

Intelligence means the ability to learn, understand, reason, solve problems and make decisions.Understanding is a process where a person is able to comprehend or grasp the meaning or nature of something.Reason is the ability to apply logic or make logical connections between events based on new or existing knowledge.Awareness is a conscious recognition of something. It is about being cognisant of the elements in the environment and their relevance to the situation at hand.

The link between these concepts:

Understanding is a component of intelligence. You would not say someone is intelligent without actual understanding. Understanding supports intelligent behavior.Awareness is a state that enables reasoning and understandingConsciousness is the most complex and least understood topic. To us, it is often considered the totality of experience,… Read the full blog for free on Medium.

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