PHYSICAL SYMBOL SYSTEM HYPOTHESIS

a hypothesis regarding the purpose and adequacy of capturing intelligence in computational systems. The hypothesis postulates that a necessary and sufficient condition for a physical system to show general intelligent action is that it be a physical symbol system. Necessary connotates that any physical system which shows general intellect will be a physical symbol system. Sufficient connotates that any physical symbol system can be arranged further to show general intellectual action.

PHYSICAL SYMBOL SYSTEM HYPOTHESIS: "Major concepts regarding the physical symbol system hypothesis will be on the test."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PHYSICAL SYMBOL SYSTEM HYPOTHESIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/physical-symbol-system-hypothesis/ (accessed November 30, 2020).
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