Suzana Herculano-Houzel

Intelligence is behavioral flexibility

Adaptability is only part of the story: intelligence is the ability to act now for the maximum possible future There are several definitions of intelligence, generally focused on problem-solving and adaptability that lead to successful outcomes. One way to generalize all these definitions is to recognize that intelligent behavior is that which perpetuates the system,…...

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Behavioral flexibility is intelligence

Multiple definitions of intelligence exist, usually focused on problem-solving and adaptability that lead to successful outcomes. One way to generalize all of these definitions is by acknowledging that intelligent behavior is behavior that perpetuates the system, which by definition amounts to maximizing its outcomes. As pointed out by physicist Alex Wissner-Gross, intelligent choices and actions are those that maximize future…...

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