I am currently reading a very good book on artificial intelligence. Unfortunately, it’s available in German only: “KI – KÃ¼nstliche Intelligenz. Grundlagen intelligenter Systeme” by Klaus Mainzer. What I like about this book is that the author is far from assuming that computers can become intelligent in a way that human beings are. He rather defines intelligence on the basis of communication theory (the complexity of digital patterns) and physics/biology (entropy and autopoietic systems) and accounts for the difference of intelligent systems that evolved during evolution (e.g. human beings and computers).
For intelligence to take place, it needs an open system that can keep information flow, he states. Maybe someone wants to write a PhD based on these theories about the Open Source movement? 😉 Or maybe someone knows about such a thesis that has already been written, then please comment.