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Comment author: AshwinV 11 February 2014 12:11:30PM 0 points [-]

What about this version:

The modern corporation is as intelligent as its leader, but has a learning/doing disability in areas such as __ {fill in areas looked after by least intelligent employees who have a free hand in decision making in those areas}.

I know this isnt a perfect version, but I feel that some thought needs to go into judging the performance ability of different corporations.

I dont think they resemble anything like an AI, or anyhting at all in the sense in which the phrase AI was originally coined, but it is sometimes useful to think of corporations as people.

Legally speaking companies are treated as juristic people. This is true of my jurisdiction and my guess that it is so for most.