In a lecture held by 1965 Nobel Laureate in Physics Richard Feynman (1918–1988) on September 26th, 1985, the question of artificial general intelligenc…
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“The Most Intelligent Photograph Ever Taken”, as it is sometimes known, was captured during the Fifth Solvay International Conference on Electrons and …
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“Any consistent formal system F within which a certain amount of elementary arithmetic can be carried out is incomplete; i.e. there are statements of t…
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In the context of economics and game theory, envy-freeness is a criterion of fair division where every person feels that in the division of some resour…
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It is indeed supremely difficult to effectively refute the claim that John von Neumann is likely the most intelligent person who has ever lived. By the…
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The amount of energy expended by animals at rest, including humans, is known as the basal metabolic rate, or BMR. Think of it as the amount of fuel bur…
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The Rubik’s Cube is a 3D permutation puzzle invented in 1974 by a Hungarian sculptor named Erno Rubik. Since its introduction to the U.S. market in 198…
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I was recently listening to a podcast that was recommended to me, and during one episode which discussed big-O theory, the Monty Hall problem was menti…
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If we all go for the blonde and block each other, not a single one of us is going to get her. So then we go for her friends, but they will all give us …
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“The baseball announcer has it, of course, conveniently all wrong. Ted Williams is due to hit because he hasn’t hit for seven days. That’s red noise. T…
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A so-called calendrical savant (or calendar savant) is someone who despite their intellectual disability (typically autism) can name the day of the wee…
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In micro economics and game theory, the median voter theorem states that “In a majority rule voting system, the candidate/party most preferred by the m…
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