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Birth of Intelligence: From RNA to Artificial Intelligence

Daeyeol Lee


What is intelligence? How did it begin and evolve to human intelligence? Does a high level of biological intelligence require a complex brain? Can man-made machines be truly intelligent? Is artificial intelligence (AI) fundamentally different from human intelligence? Rapid expansion of AI applications has made these questions pressing. To better prepare for the future society and its technology, including how the use of AI will impact our lives, it is essential to understand the biological root and limits of human intelligence. After systematically reviewing biological and computational underp ... More

Keywords: brain, intelligence, AI, evolution, economics, computer, learning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190908324
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190908324.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daeyeol Lee, author
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University