- Intelligence requires autonomy over a memory, with at least one part sealed (secret).
- Intelligence is capable of measurement (observation) in its environment or vicinity.
- Intelligence requires autonomy over functional application (mapping) and definition (learning).
- Intelligence requires at least one computable objective function (purpose).
- Intelligence is at least 1-bit aware of its environment (representation of perception).
- Intelligence is at least 1-bit aware of itself (representation of proprioception).
- Intelligence is capable of encoding internal semantics to> its peers.
- Intelligence is capable of decoding external semantics from< its peers.
- Intelligence is capable of reflection and introspection: to compute derivatives or compositions of its objective function(s) over its perceived internal states.
- The root-of-trust for intelligence is itself: its physical embodiment (hardware), its own code, its own measurements and its own memory.
- When, furthermore, intelligence becomes capable of autonomous autopoiesis (ability to self-bootstrap into a defined scope of available/discoverable environments), intelligence becomes life.