The hierarchy of intelligences


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I was listening to an interesting Joe Rogan podcast recently with Dr. Ben Goertzel, who focuses on AI. He talked about the different types of intelligences, such as human intelligence, then the intelligence of an ant colony, rather than the individual ant. Then social systems of humans are a type of intelligence, behaving in certain ways. Then I extended this thought into the internal systems of our body. Cells have their own intelligence, as does the collective intelligence of the liver, which is comprised of many subsystems.

So, the perspective of a hierarchy of intelligences gives a different angle on things.

Incidentally, Dr. Ben Goertzel is pretty fascinating to listen to if you are interested in the future of AI.