Intelligence classification

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Intelligence classification
« on: September 29, 2015, 11:54:19 pm »
I keep imagining myself creating the world's first android and gaining a level of respect in the community that would allow me to give my own classification and definition of intelligence in general.

But until I do I'm giving you a chance to dispute and discuss my ideas regarding this  >:D 


1. Organic

I haven't given this section too much thought. I suppose it could be further divided by levels, but there really isn't any radical difference in structure between the brains of different animals. The only difference is in the amplitude or how advanced the brain is and therefore it could be characterized as levels, intensity, height or similar.

2. Inorganic

This is the tricky one - the one not many are going to agree on. Before I go on, "inorganic" is basically an intelligent system similar to the organic one with the difference being in the "hardware" - electronic circuit as opposed to a network of neurons (organic cells).

2.1 Confined intelligence

  Basically, an algorithm. Actually, all types of intelligenceare based on an algorithm, but this one refers to the type that are  limited physically - they cannot  "expand". To get a general idea, this would include Google's search and suggestion  algorithms, chat bots and so on.
   I must note however that these programs can be further classified (specially chat bots) due to the variation in how many  different parameters they take into  account and how much they adapt towards the client. However, they can still be  compared to a math equation with the user just giving different values to the  variables.

  Furthermore, I would not even regard this is "artificial intelligence" as I have previously opposed. All that we have achieved  and created in this field so far falls into this category. It is all too predictable and closely orchestrated. It is not quite "let  loose" yet.

2.2 Elastic intelligence

  For the lack of a better word, I used the property of "elasticity" - something that is also considered a property of the human  mind. In this case, "elasticity" refers to the ability of the being (android.. robot.. something) to change much more then the  variables it uses with it's algorithm. "Much more" could refer to the algorithm used itself - a "sub-conscious" choice of how  to approach a problem or maybe change the physical structure and arrangement of the hardware itself.
  I am having a hard time specifying this class of intelligence as it requires the understanding of our own intelligence as well  having some more definitions to go by (consciousness, general intelligence). To make it easy, it is every form of  intelligence which can go beyond the limits of conventional A.I. programs.

  To best describe this type of intelligence I would again mention Marvel's The Vision. It basically posseses human-like  intelligence - even better - however -he- does not quite have a brain or body like our own.
  I'm also going to mention Lt. Cmdr. Data from Star Trek - a fictional android but he is seemingly not quite as advanced or  flexible as The Vision - so I'm going to use this comparison to mention that this category can also be further divided -  maybe again into levels determined by how much flexibility and freedom these creatures posses (Data has specific  hardware, whereas The Vision can alter every molecule in his body - this theoretically and not comic-backed includes his  mind and structure.).

This classification lacks a lot of details and work - It has been a while since I originally thought of it (maybe a year or more) and since then I have gone through a lot of traumas so pardon my memory loss. I also have problems with short-term memory and making new long-term memories (although old ones should reportedly be in tact) so there's my bailing ticket :P

It is not important tho - my goal is to get some input into this and constructive criticism is more then welcome (it is begged for even). I do remember that this list was much bigger and more precise (maybe I have it on a paper somewhere, but it is more likely that I will find a black hole than a specific note that old in my room).

Addition for category 2.1 intelligence - these could also be classified by whether or not they have memory - programs connected to databases (memory) are somewhat more advanced and closer to category 2.2 therefore taking a big step away from what was initially described as simple "algorithms". Hmm...
« Last Edit: September 30, 2015, 12:14:31 am by Ultron »
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