Richard Bright: The February issue aims to explore what it means (and will mean) to be human in the age of Artificial Intelligence. It would be good to start with how we define intelligence, both in terms of human intelligence and our growing understanding of animal intelligence. It is obviously a complex, multi-faceted entity, (and maybe difficult to answer?) but how would you define intelligence? Can creativity also be defined and, if so, how would you define what creativity is?
Arthur Miller: Let’s take a pass on animal intelligence, interesting and complex though it is.
As for human intelligence, I would define it as a concept, an organising principle, which organises and acts on information gathered from our responses to and actions in the world in which we live, through logic, learning, emotions, and planning. How we gather this information is of the essence. Creativity is the key.
As for creativity, let’s begin with a working definition: It is the production of new knowledge from already existing knowledge, i.e., creativity is problem solving. But how do people solve problems, both on the emotional and logical levels?
Read the full interview with Richard Bright in the February 2018 edition of Interalia Magazine: https://www.interaliamag.org/interviews/arthur-i-miller/