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Old May 20, 2018, 16:03   #1
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What is intelligence and where does it come from?

https://youtu.be/40f7_93NIgA

Slime mold raises the fundamental question.
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Old June 9, 2018, 01:01   #2
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That's pretty cool. As someone tangentially in this field I can say there's a million ways to define intelligence, but whatever you call it, the emergent property "swarm intelligence" of these hyper social organisms is just the coolest thing ever.

Maybe slime-mold juice should show paths to the nearest stairs

I'll add a note that slime molds are models for a whole bunch of phenomena including altruism and cooperation.
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