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14 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 01 December 2008 08:49PM

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Comment author: Ian_C. 02 December 2008 01:48:13AM 1 point [-]

How clear is the distinction between knowledge and intelligence really? The whole genius of the digitial computer is that programs are data. When a human observes someone else doing something, they can copy that action: data seems like programs there too.

And yet "cognitive" is listed as several levels above "knowledge" in the above post, and yesterday CYC was mocked as being not much better than a dictionary. Maybe cognition and knowledge are not so separate, but two perspectives on the same thing.

Comment author: Kenny 14 July 2013 05:40:00PM 0 points [-]

One difference between human cognition and human knowledge is that knowledge can be copied between humans and cognition cannot. That's not (necessarily) true for AIs.