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1.3. Autonomous systems

We should separate autonomous systems from autonomously intelligent systems:

Autonomous systems: Mars rovers, autonomously flying drones and self-driving cars are examples of autonomous systems. They are able to use consistent sources to navigate, like radar, cameras and GPS. These sources are consistent with their maps and with their movement: If the vehicle moves, their radar, cameras and GPS will move accordingly. And marks on the map will eventually appear on radar and cameras when it comes near the GPS position of those marks.

Such systems are autonomous – but not autonomously intelligent – because the intelligence in such systems is programmed.

Autonomously intelligent systems: Language is a naturally consistent source. It is subject to Natural Laws of Intelligence. For example, each and every (human) language has an equivalent of conjunction “or”, like in sentence “Every person is a man or a woman”. This word has an intelligent function in language: It is used by our brain to separate knowledge, in this case to separate the words “man” and “woman”.

By using language as a natural source of intelligence, it is possible to implement natural intelligence in artificial systems, by which these systems become autonomously intelligent (up to a certain level).