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> It is a complicated topic and discussions about it are futile without precise definitions of loaded terms, like "intelligence", "body", etc.

On the contrary, to make progress we should give up on making precise definitions of non-technical terms such as 'body' and 'intelligence'. They are folk notions that don't have relevant precise definitions talking about them in an engineering context is distracting.

You don't need a definition of 'beauty' to paint. You don't need a definition of 'justice' to practice law. You don't need a definition of 'intelligence' to build clever robots.




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