Equation for Intelligence


A single equation of intelligence: F = T ∇ Sτ. Intelligence is a force that acts to maximize future freedom of action.


  • your an alien with great telescopes: earth is bombarded with asteroids until mysteriously they are deflected or destroyed before impact
    • same question as understanding the physical nature of intelligence
  • game of Go is starting to be mastered by AI - maximize future freedom of action
  • intellgience doesn’t like to be trapped without options
  • general intellgience may emerge from trying to take control of the future
  • goal seeking emerges from long term drive to maximize future freedom of action
  • intelligence is a physical process that resists future confinement