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MetrIntMeas a novel metric for measuring the intelligence of a swarm of cooperating agents

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-29
Number of pages13
JournalCognitive Systems Research
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


We propose a novel metric called MetrIntMeas (Metric for the Intelligence Measuring) for an accurate and robust measurement of the difficult problem-solving intelligence of a swarm system. The metric allows the classification if a swarm system belongs to the same class with the systems which have a specific reference intelligence value. For proving the efficiency of the proposed metric we realized a case study on a swarm system specialized in solving a NP-hard problem. As an application of the proposed metric, we present the measurement of the swarm systems’ evolution in intelligence. We gave a new definition to the intelligent evolving systems. The evolution of intelligent systems can be verified using the proposed MetrIntMeas metric.


  • Cognitive system, Collective intelligence, Computational hard problem, Intelligent evolving system, Intelligent system, Measuring machine intelligence

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Field of science, Statistics Finland