On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 4:15 AM, Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote:

> ROGER: But if a computer beats you at an intelligent task, it would have to 
> be programmed to do so.
>     which means that its intelligence would be that of the programmer. This 
> is always the case.
>     Computers cannot make free choices on arbitray problems. So they have no 
> intelligence.

But if a human beats you at an intelligent task he would have been
programmed to do so - by evolution, by parents, teachers and various
other aspects of the environment. So the intelligence of the human is
really the intelligence of his programmers.

Stathis Papaioannou

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