Universal Intelligence is a term used by some to describe what they see as organization, or order of the universe. It has been described as "the intrinsic tendency for things to self-organize and co-evolve into ever more complex, intricately interwoven and mutually compatible forms."
A general description necessarily includes descriptions of religious thinking and terminology. For example, it has been described as that which resides within or beyond nature—from ecological wisdom to the Tao and "God's will". While it includes concepts like self-organization, co-evolution, and co-intelligence, from a theological construct it isn't generally described as a personal "God" in the usual Abrahamic, monotheistic, sense, but an impersonal god in the pantheistic sense. This is a basic theological viewpoint in Vitalism, but the concepts are mutually exclusive (heretical).
In chiropractic philosophy, it is used as the starting point, as an a priori principle: "There is a Universal Intelligence in all matter continually giving to it its properties and actions, thus maintaining it in existence." It is related to the chiropractic terms Innate Intelligence and Educated Intelligence.
In attempting to design an artificial machine intelligence, the term universal intelligence is a descriptive term based on a mathematical formula.
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