Energy use and the necessary data are a good metric for comparing natural and artificial performance. How much energy and how much data processed for achieving a well-defined goal are quantifiable. Artificial entities could justifiably be defined as intelligent if, in executing a task, energy and data usage would be as much or less than those of a living entity (not only human) performing the same task. The qualifier intelligent, pertaining to performance, stands in contrast to brute force methods achieving equal performance, but at higher cost.
data, energy, matter, living matter, anticipation, adaptivity, brute force
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Mihai Nadin. (2023) Brute Force Computation and Intelligence. International Journal of Computers, 8, 25-30