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A New Way To Connect With Aliens

Here is something that computer languages specialist Stephen Wolfram have to say over Aliens connecting with Humans. And he has an interesting theory on how we may discover that what we learn from computer and artificial intelligence, could ultimately help us communicate with intelligent alien life. The following is a conversation over the same.

 

 

 

Stephen Wolfram:¬†When we talk about humans communicating with the aliens, first we have to kind of define what we might mean by aliens. We have just one kind of intelligence that we’re familiar with, which is human intelligence. The question is, what does it even mean to talk about other intelligences? So, what one needs in order to have something one can reasonably call an intelligence is something that is computationally as sophisticated as a brain, for example.

 

It turns out, as a result of a bunch of basic science that I’ve done actually; that there’s a thing called principle of computational equivalence which strongly suggests that out in the universe, in nature, there are just tons of things that have the same computational sophistication as brains. Whether it’s some pattern of fluid flow in the Earth’s atmosphere; whether it’s the magnetosphere of pulsar; whether it’s all kinds of other things. These are things which are computationally just as sophisticated as human brains. The issue is that they don’t seem to us like intelligence, because they’re not aligned with kind of the human goals and purposes that we have as our one example of human intelligence. We have our first, sort of tame in a sense, example of alien intelligence: which is AI.

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