How Humans Can Put Machines to Shame
Being funny, being sexy or expressing a loving sentiment - that's the cutting edge of human intelligence.
Sometimes people think that emotion and art are sort of sideshows to human intelligence and the real essence of intelligence is thinking logically.
If that were true, computers are already smarter than we are because they're much better at logical thinking than we are. It's actually things like being funny, being sexy or expressing a loving sentiment; maybe in a poem or in a musical piece. That's the cutting edge of human intelligence.
That's what today humans are still better than machines. And the reason for it is they can say we can think with our neocortex with a greater number of levels of this conceptual hierarchy.
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