Human Intelligence Is a Special Case of Artificial Intelligence

There is every evidence that intelligence can be embodied materially. Our intelligence and mind comes from matter. We know the rules that govern matter sufficiently well. We can even build and represent complex systems inside computers.

We tend to think of artificial intelligence as something that needs to be constructed or built.

Human intelligence is just a special case of artificial intelligence—the same rules about matter apply. However, we naturally evolved into intelligence rather than being constructed.

Watch the video with Frank Wilczek

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