Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLiHLDrOTW8
Here's a definition of intelligence by William James:
"Intelligence is the ability to reach the same goal by different means"
I would extend this and say:
"Intelligence is the ability to reach the same goal by different means and computational limitations."
I'm pretty sure there is more into this definition.
Michael Levin words:
- Get to the same outcome
- despite perturbations (external and internal)
- via different paths (in morphospace, for example)
- from diverse starting positions
- Error minimization machines
Multi-scale intelligence, or multi-space intelligence fully depends on the concept of small programs.
Geometric shapes are data structures for complexity in space
Idea: A good problem to solve is figuring out how to set goals in specific spaces. Like in morphospace, the goal is to build a specific geometry of a physiological body. It's an invariant goal, similar to my old idea of a pure truth of markdown.
Paper to read: Morphological Coordination: A common ancestral function unifying neural and non-neural signaling
What evolution does is behaviour shaping, it's figuring out signals to get agential material to do whatever you want.