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We’ve spent all this time talking about artificial intelligence and we know what ‘artificial’ means, but what is ‘intelligence’? Who better to answer that than the International Supervisory Psychologist of Mensa, Kristóf Kovács? He is a senior research fellow at Eötvös Loránd University researching cognitive psychology and psychometrics.

Most people are content to define ‘intelligence’ as ‘that which an IQ score measures’, – but what if it’s your job to write the IQ test? To validate those tests? To know what they mean? How can we know what artificial intelligence is until we understand the real thing? Find out more in this episode!

All this and our usual look at today’s AI headlines.

Transcript and URLs referenced at HumanCusp Blog.

Kristóf Kovács


Posted by Peter Scott

Peter Scott’s résumé reads like a Monty Python punchline: half business coach, half information technology specialist, half teacher, three-quarters daddy. After receiving a master’s degree in Computer Science from Cambridge University, he has worked for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as an employee and contractor for over thirty years, helping advance our exploration of the Solar System. Over the years, he branched out into writing technical books and training. Yet at the same time, he developed a parallel career in “soft” fields of human development, getting certifications in NeuroLinguistic Programming from founder John Grinder and in coaching from the International Coaching Federation. In 2007 he co-created a convention honoring the centennial of the birth of author Robert Heinlein, attended by over 700 science fiction fans and aerospace experts, a unique fusion of the visionary with the concrete. Bridging these disparate worlds positions him to envisage a delicate solution to the existential crises facing humanity. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and two daughters, writing the Human Cusp blog on dealing with exponential change.

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