What makes human intelligence exceptional? The answer may be hidden inside this game
Within a short span of time and with few instructions, people can solve complex problems from scratch. For instance, loading the trunk of a car with seemingly far too many objects. This is the core of human intelligence – its rapid and flexible nature. What is the cognitive scheme that allows us to create novel and complex strategies? And do “intelligent” machines use similar, or fundamentally different schemes?
To answer these questions, scientists at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in Portugal, and the University of California, Berkeley, created hexxed. This mobile game consists of a series of fun and challenging puzzles designed to provide unique insight into how intelligence works. This free app has compatible versions for both iphone and android.
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Illustration by: Marta Correia.