Doesn't mean that a coffee filter is intelligent too? If so, is a series of 
coffee filters more intelligent than one? What about one with a hole in it?


On Sunday, November 11, 2012 8:14:05 AM UTC-5, rclough wrote:
> Hi 
> I was wrong. 
> According to my own definition of intelligence-- that it is the 
> ability of an entity, having at least some measure of free will, 
> to make choices on its own (without outside help)--  a 
> computer can have intelligence, and intelligence in no small measure. 
> The ability to sort is an example. To give a simple example, a 
> computer can sort information, just as Maxwell's Demon could, 
> into two bins. Instead of temperature, it could just be a number. 
> Numbers larger than A go into one bin, smaller than A go 
> into another bin.  It does it all on its own, using an "if" statement. 
> Roger Clough, <javascript:> 
> 11/11/2012   
> "Forever is a long time, especially near the end." -Woody Allen 

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