Re: Indeterminacy and Intelligence

From: Paul Hughes (
Date: Sat May 29 2004 - 13:13:04 MDT

--- Ben Goertzel <> wrote:

> In computation-theory terms, this hypothesis claims
> that intelligent
> systems are programs with a large "computational
> depth" (a notion
> introduced by Charles Bennett), meaning that there
> is no way to simulate
> their results, given their descriptions, without
> using a large amount of
> run-time (in the sense of a large number of
> computational steps).


>From where does this small degree of unpredictability
come from? Quantum (indeterminant) noise? Or are you
saying that a sufficiently complex system results in
the emergence of something akin to the beginnings of
free will?


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