What is intelligence?

Intelligence

Intelligence has been defined in many different ways including, but not limited to, abstract thought, understanding, self-awareness, communication, reasoning, learning, having emotional knowledge, retaining, planning, and problem solving.

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Some articles on intelligence:

Jeff Hawkins - Neuroscience
... try to use it to support his serious work on brains, as described in his book On Intelligence ... In 2004, Hawkins published On Intelligence (with New York Times science writer Sandra Blakeslee), laying out his "memory-prediction framework" of how the brain works ... His unified theory of the brain argues that the key to the brain and intelligence is the ability to make predictions about the world by seeing patterns ...
Inslaw - Later Developments
... intelligence in selling to foreign intelligence agencies in excess of $500 million worth of licenses to a trojan horse version of Promis, in order to spy on them ... intelligence agencies to track internal intelligence, and was used by intelligence operatives to track international interbank transactions ...
National Reconnaissance Office
... intelligence agencies and considered, along with the CIA, NSA, DIA and NGA, to be one of the "big five" U.S ... Intelligence agencies ... of aerial surveillance and satellite imagery from several intelligence and military agencies ...
Artificial Intelligence
... Artificial intelligence (or AI) is both the intelligence of machines and the branch of computer science which aims to create it, through "the study and design of intelligent agents" or "rational agents", where ... Achievements in artificial intelligence include constrained and well-defined problems such as games, crossword-solving and optical character recognition ... General intelligence or strong AI has not yet been achieved and is a long-term goal of AI research ...
Fog Of War - Levels - Grand Strategic
... Sources of information include diplomatic intelligence, secret (or special) intelligence, strategic modeling and data derived from open source intelligence ...

More definitions of "intelligence":

  • (noun): New information about specific and timely events.
    Synonyms: news, tidings, word
  • (noun): The ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience.
  • (noun): Secret information about an enemy (or potential enemy).
    Example: "We sent out planes to gather intelligence on their radar coverage"
    Synonyms: intelligence information

Famous quotes containing the word intelligence:

    It is worth the while to detect new faculties in man,—he is so much the more divine; and anything that fairly excites our admiration expands us. The Indian, who can find his way so wonderfully in the woods, possesses an intelligence which the white man does not,—and it increases my own capacity, as well as faith, to observe it. I rejoice to find that intelligence flows in other channels than I knew. It redeems for me portions of what seemed brutish before.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    If woman alone had suffered under these mistaken traditions [of women’s subordination], if she could have borne the evil by herself, it would have been less pitiful, but her brother man, in the laws he created and ignorantly worshipped, has suffered with her. He has lost her highest help; he has crippled the intelligence he needed; he has belittled the very source of his own being and dwarfed the image of his Maker.
    Clara Barton (1821–1912)

    ... no writing is a waste of time,—no creative work where the feelings, the imagination, the intelligence must work.
    Brenda Ueland (1891–1985)