The Phenomenon of Culture

  • Juri Lotman


There are no satisfactory, generally accepted definitions for the concepts of “intelligence” and “intelligent behavior.” Equating “intelligence” (rationality) with “human-like behavior” is no more acceptable than equating it with “logical behavior.” An example of the former would be Turing’s definition, which treats as intelligent those reactions that in the process of extended communication cannot be distinguished from human reactions. An example of the latter might be the endless attempts to construct a model of artificial intelligence by complicating some simple, basic logical acts, such as solving a problem or proving a theorem.


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  • Juri Lotman
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  1. 1.University of TartuTartuEstonia

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