Re: Augmented Intelligence Test

Date: Sat Feb 09 2008 - 17:15:33 MST

Why do intelligence tests go out of there way to excluded tools we have at our disposal? Google as an example.

I've heard arguments in favor and against.

 "we developed it to fullfill a need or percived need so why not use it?"

"its nothing but regurgitation of presented truth or untruth"

Is there a way to included our tools without harmfully changing results?


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-----Original Message-----
From: "Joshua Fox" <>

Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2008 21:56:16
Subject: Augmented Intelligence Test

Someone, I think Vinge, claimed a smart graduate student with a computer could, even today, max out an IQ test.

Here's an idea: A researcher could administer an IQ test to a sample of people, and then to another sample of people who are allowed to use a computer, including Internet access. I'm interested in seeing some numbers on the different IQ levels shown.
It should be a test composed a long time ago, say 1900, since more recent tests might downplay the worth of tasks which a computer can easily accomplish. (It's been said that when once computers can do a task, people no longer consider it to require "intelligence.")
The test can be selected to exclude questions appearing somewhere on the Web, to eliminate the value of mere recall-by-Google.

Doing this would give, if nothing else, food for thought on the idea of "intelligence augmentation."
Has this been done?


P.S. Apologies for the previous empty email.

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