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Is intelligence a prerequisite for experience, or only for expression of that experience? What if the occurrence of higher-order, self-reflexive states are not necessary and sufficient for consciousness? Although humans tend to believe that we perceive the true reality, the fact is that subjective image generated in our brains are far from being a truthful representation of real world. Nevertheless, generally our conscious experience of the world proves to be highly reliable and consistent in terms of mundane tasks.

he need to express ourselves and communicate with others is fundamental to what it means to be human. Animal communication is typically non-syntactic, with signals which refer to whole situations. On the contrary, human language is syntactic, and signals consist of discrete components that have their own meaning. Human communication is enriched by the concomitant redundancy introduced by multimodal interaction. The vast expressive power of human language would be impossible without syntax, and the transition from non-syntactic to syntactic communication was an essential step in the evolution of human language. Syntax defines evolution.

Complexity is natively intervened within data: if an operation is decomposable into rudimentary steps whose number varies depending on data complexity, exploiting a data sequence as a whole (collective effort of colony members in the specific task), rather than a single data input, can conduce to a much faster result. By forming a closed-loop system among large populations of independent agents, the ‘Swarm’, high-level intelligence can emerge that essentially exceeds the capacity of the individual participants. The intelligence of the universe is social.

There are innumerable examples of other ways in which information technology has caused changes in the existing legislative structures. The law is naturally elastic, and can be expanded or amended to adapt to the new circumstances created by technological advancement. The continued development of artificial intelligence, however, may challenge the expansive character of the law because it presents an entirely novel situation. To begin with, artificial intelligence raises philosophical questions concerning the nature of the minds of human beings. These philosophical questions are connected to legal and ethical issues of creating machines that are programmed to possess the qualities that are innate and unique to human beings. If machines can be built to behave like humans, then they must be accorded some form of legal personality, similar to that which humans have. At the very least, the law must make provision for the changes that advanced artificial intelligence will cause in the society through the introduction of a new species capable of rational, logical thought. By deriving general guidelines based on the case law of the past, it should aid the lawmakers to close the gap on technological singularity.

The unmitigated accuracy in inputting and outputting data through different medium interfaces (as well as our own technological fluency in using and utilizing information resources in itself) signals the multiplicity of subjectivities we easily form, participate in and are subjected to in our everyday lives. Humanity is on the path to significantly accelerate the evolution of intelligent life beyond its current human form and human limitations.

Embodied cognition is a research theory that is generally all about the vast difference of having an active body and being situated in a structured environment adept to the kind of tasks that the brain has to perform in order to support adaptive task success. Herein the team if referred as the existence of a memory system that encodes data of agent’s motory and sensory competencies, stressing the importance of action for cognition, in such way that an agent is capable to tangibly interact with the physical world. The aspects of the agent's body beyond its brain play a significant causative and physically integral role in its cognitive processing. The only way to understand the mind, how it works,  and subsequently train it is to consider the body and what helps the body and mind to function as one.

The future of artificial intelligence is not so much about direct interaction between humans and machines, but rather indirect amalgamation with the technology that is all around us, as part of our everyday environment. Rather than having machines with all-purpose intelligence, humans will interact indirectly with machines having highly developed abilities in specific roles. Their sum will be a machine ecosystem that adapts to and aids in whatever humans are trying to do. In that future, the devices might feel more like parts of an overall environment we interact with, rather than separate units we use individually. This is what ambient intelligence is.