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Thinking with the machine | David R. MacIver
Human intelligence is augmented by computers. It works two ways: the human requesting but the computer doing the work (eg: a search) OR the human thinking, but the computer aiding (eg: an outlining tool or a calculator).
ai  intelligence  brain  DavidMacIver  via:reddit 
october 2015 by mcherm
Massive Open Lab gets volunteers to beat computers in designing RNA | Ars Technica
They turned protein folding into a game, and the players quickly became better than the best computer programs. They even came up with heuristics that no one hand known previously and which significantly improved the performance of the algorithms.
gamedesign  intelligence  ai  science  via:ArsTechnica  ArsTechnica 
january 2014 by mcherm
Motion Quotient : Rochester News
A simple visual perception test that they say is incredibly highly correlated with IQ. As usual, I am highly skeptical about nearly all things associated with generalized IQ.
brain  intelligence  iq  via:slashdot 
may 2013 by mcherm
An interesting experiment that no one seems to have performed | David R. MacIver
Experiment: give an intelligence test, then give it to groups to do collaboratively and see what the difference is. They're not aware of this having been done.
science  intelligence 
april 2013 by mcherm
George W. Bush is smarter than you | Keith Hennessey
George W Bush, known as a "dumb" president, was actually incredibly smart. The thing is, I think I believe this.
politics  via:reddit  intelligence 
april 2013 by mcherm
Noahpinion: Nuthin' but a 'g' thang
A *REASONABLE* explanation for how it could be that intelligence tests all seem correlated while there are different types of intelligence rather than one single factor.
science  brain  intelligence  via:NoahSmith  NoahSmith 
april 2013 by mcherm
What does it feel like to be stupid? An anonymous Quora user explains. - garry's subposterous
A person who had reduced brain function for a while tells how it felt "to be stupid". Basically, this person liked it.
via:HackerNews  intelligence  brain 
december 2010 by mcherm
Why men are more intelligent than women | Psychology Today
Really stupid sounding to me: says men are smarter but actually this is just because tall people are smarter. I'm skeptical, but it's a theory anyhow.
intelligence  brain  via:MichaelLugo 
september 2009 by mcherm

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