A flawed reasoning that stems from a misunderstanding of intelligence
The reasoning behind intelligence explosion, like many of the early theories about AI that arose in the 1960s and 1970s, is sophistic: it considers “intelligence” in a completely abstract way, disconnected from its context, and ignores available evidence about both intelligent systems and recursively self-improving systems. It doesn’t have to be that way. We are, after all, on a planet that is literally packed with intelligent systems (including us) and self-improving systems, so we can simply observe them and learn from them to answer the questions at hand, instead of coming up with evidence-free circular reasonings.
I have long wondered what it takes for collective intelligence to be better than individual intelligence. Under what circumstances and conditions will a group outperform an individual?
Boston Globe skriver om en studie av Thomas W. Malone, director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence: http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2010/12/19/group_iq/?page=full
Studien har publicerats i Science.