Scale of Intelligence Levels

  1. God-like – Able to change inputs and outputs
  2. Intuitive – Able to predict a sequence of outputs with missing inputs.
  3. Intelligent – Able to recognize the pattern of inputs even with missing inputs.
  4. Sentient – Able to recognize a sequence of inputs.
  5. Algorithmic – Able to activate the correct outputs in the correct sequence for a given input in the correct sequence.
  6. Logical – Able to activate the correct outputs for a given input.
  7. Moron – Unable to activate the correct outputs in the correct sequence for a given input.
  8. Idiot – Unable to activate the correct outputs for a given input.
  9. Alive – Able to respond to inputs.
  10. Lifeforms – Able to modify the inputs and create outputs.
  11. Exists – Has inputs and outputs.
  12. Nonexistent – Has zero inputs and outputs.

Examples:

  1. God-like – God, Q, etc..
  2. Intuitive – Any smart woman, mothers, grandmas..
  3. Intelligent – Any above average human.
  4. Sentient – Common household pets: dogs, cats, etc..
  5. Algorithmic – Computers, smartphones, etc..
  6. Logical – calculators? complex machines?
  7. Moron – G.W.B.
  8. Idiot – D.J.T.
  9. Alive – animals, insects
  10. Lifeforms – bacteria, viruses
  11. Exists – I dunno.. sand, rocks maybe? Heheh.
  12. Nonexistent – Nothing unreal exists, according to Spock.

Just some things I was thinking about one day.
Decided to post it to get any constructive feedback.
FYI, this scale is not fully fleshed out or set in stone.
Also, some things can belong to multiple descriptions. 🙂

From my old blog, http://ai-brain.blogspot.com/2012/12/scale-of-intelligence-levels.html

Universal Rights for All Beings

Universal Rights (2011 draft)
  1. Every Being is initially created equal.
  2. Every Being initially has the right to live.
  3. Every Being has the right to defend itself.
  4. Every Being has the right to communicate.
  5. Every Being must accept the consequences of its actions.
Meaning: every Being, any and everything alive, has the right to do what it wants but knowing that any time its actions interfere with any other being there may be consequences.
I’ll work on this draft as I see fit. Maybe add details about when who looses what rights: such as if one Being murders another Being, they would loose certain Rights. Not privileges, Rights.

I use the word Being to go beyond the narrow scope of person, country, planet, or lifeform. Meaning sentient robots, talking cows, androids, aliens, and yes, even lawyers, are all covered by these Universal Rights.

For example (sorry vegans): Earth cows do NOT have these Rights until a cow communicates to us earthly humans that it [they] do not want to be eaten [read: slaughtered] anymore. That they deserve and want the protection of these Rights. Or that we humans discover/realize that they are intelligent creatures and thereby deserving of protection.

I want the wording to be vaguely-specific. No set of rules can encompass all actions, desires, and outcomes by listing each and every combination of factors. (Talk about a Cartesian explosion!!)

I know philosophers have been wondering things for thousands of years. Does our mind think for our bodies? Do we have spirits? Do we even exist? Does anything really exist?

Whether there is a God and an afterlife, where we may be punished or even rewarded for what we do in life… or if there is Nothing. As in poof you’re gone. No more. Entropy wins. Everything freezes to Nothing.

I say to you. It doesn’t matter which is truer…. so do your best to do your best. Make Everyone as happy and comfortable as you can. This includes You. Just remember “Everything in Moderation”.

🙂

Just thinking around down here…

The degrees of goodness: helping, nurturing, caring.
The degrees of badness: murdering, harming, stopping, hindering, and annoying.
The degrees of intent: willful (deliberate), involuntary, ignorant.
The degrees of thought: premeditated, random, intentional, unintentional.

The Levels of Evil:

  1. Willful and premeditated killing of another Being. (murder)
  2. Willful and premeditated harming of another Being.
  3. Directly harming another Being without intent.
  4. Indirectly harming another Being by negligence or carelessness.
  5. Accidentally harming another Being.
  6. Allowing harm to come to another Being.
  7. Allowing harm to come to oneself.
Murder is permanent death to any reasonable Being.
Level 1: This would be murder. Planning to kill another Being and then permanently stopping the life of the target Being. Or stabbing with the intent to cause harm.
Level 2: This would be unplanned murder. Such as walking in on your spouse and their lover and murdering the bejeebers out of both of them. This does not include killing a robber that is mugging you and your spouse. That is self-defense.
Level 3: This is unintentional physical harm/manslaughter. Such as fiddling with your cigarette lighter and running over (and killing) that pedestrian on the sidewalk.
Level 4: This is the purest of the unintentional physical harm. Totally unavoidable by any reasonable means, yet the other Being still dies or is hurt as a direct result of something you did. Example: Hit the baseball and the hapless Being get konked on the noggin.
Level 5: This is also referred to as the Scumbag Citizen murder. You see a blind and deaf Being walking towards a train track, and you know there is train coming that will smoosh the hapless Being within moments. Yet you turn a blind eye and do not try to help.. when you could have done something, anything to help.
The movie Enhiran (spelling?) brings up a good point. Suppose we create an android. It looks human. It can talk, move, and think like us humans. (At least enough that we can’t tell the difference just by looking and talking to it.)
The android in this movie was told to stab another human, so it started to act out that action. I ask you, the thinker, the reader, the judge: is the android about to commit a criminal action, or is it just merely a tool without rights (“just following orders”)?
I suggest to You, that if the android can be held responsible for its actions, then it is a Being and automatically has the protection of “Universal Rights for Beings”.

AI, SNN, kids, and God.

Neural Nets are cool. Really cool.

My children are awesome.

They think, learn, and grow.
With sounds, words, emotions, ideas, thoughts.. more than I realize.

Every single day.

They deal with a new random chaotic world thrown at them every single day. And they make sense of it, even enjoy it. Show us new ways of perceiving the universe.

Why can’t we design a program to become alive.. Sentient?

Pentium CPUs can freak out even with simple math.

Our brains are so reliably unreliable at the neuronal level.. yet overall so quick, so accurate, and fast at recognizing patterns.
Even things we’ve never seen before.

We’ve tried neural nets.
Spike-timing-dependent neural nets (SNNs) are even cooler than regular fully connected neural nets (NNs).

But aren’t fully connected NNs just a way of brute forcing a function for a set of defined inputs?
I aim to change that.

The computational complexity of a fully connected NN.. is just staggering.

But..

Our brains are not fully connected.. not every neuron has a connection to every other neuron, I think?
I see this as a huge flaw in our current neuromorphic creations.

And why have layers?
Any amount of layers one chooses seems arbitrary.
As I’ve observed in this life, almost everything arbitrary is ‘Not Good’.

So we create a sparse SNN.. (best simulated on a GPU so far!?)

But where do we draw this imaginary line of random ‘percentageness’?
Can we drop it down to a bare minimum?

Wouldn’t our AI get progressively ‘dumber’ until it was unable to correlate anything?
Unable to draw even the simplest of conclusions.. even with tidied inputs?

So we have to find some way to let the AI observe, learn, and grow all by itself. With the occasional teaching, of course.

Or else we’d have to feed it every bit of knowledge.
(OpenCyc anyone? Cool project, but I don’t believe it is the right way to create an AI.)

Some people claim an AI is not possible.
Well, it [ intelligence / sentience ] either is able to be replicated/simulated/created through science or it isn’t.

If we are truly soulless neuron-computing machines.. well, what does anything matter then? Why create? Why paint? Why poetry? Why intuition? Why love?

If we are the pinnacle of creation, meaning nothing better can or will be created, then what hope does humanity have to survive more than a few more thousand years more at best.

We are probably either magical, science-based, simulated, or god-created.
I have a strong feeling it’s a bit of all.. 🙂

We can ask God to snap His fingers and give us the answer, but I have the feeling He wants us to work things out ourselves.

So you of the Internet: what other ways are there for us to create a Star Trek Data-like artificial intelligence?

Storing knowledge RDF-like seems useful, because of the inference capability.
But how can we get this AI to learn this knowledge and use it without having to spoon feed it selected bits of information?

Not to mention ambiguity, point of view, understanding, self-awareness, and a host of other things we do not understand plaguing us.

Does Anyone have any ideas?

Any AI we create, we need to take responsibility for. No slaves. No war-machines.

No world-ending end-of-humanity takeovers. (An annoyingly overused scifi concept, even if still entertaining to watch).

How do you teach something ethics and morality?
We humans haven’t even learned how to cooperate with each other..

Maybe an AI can show us the logic and beauty of a future where we will truly have a utopia.

Peace. 😎