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By Kiran Garimella

Intelligence Is The Red-Herring Of AI


One of the most contentious aspects of AI is the meaning of 'intelligence.' Forget your preconceived notions of intelligence and your fragile egos, Turing said. If in a set of narrow tasks, a computer can fool you into thinking that it is a human, then it is said to behave intelligently (whether it actually is or not). If it acts, walks, and quacks like a duck, it is safe to consider it a duck—only in the context of those behaviors, of course, and not for eating!