mechanical intelligence

me·chan·i·cal in·tel·li·gence

the capacity to understand and manage technical mechanisms.
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And, in the second place, we all overlooked the fact that such mechanical intelligence as the Martian possessed was quite able to dispense with muscular exertion at a pinch.
Cautioning that the coming change won't be similar to one associated with the Industrial Revolution, when machines overpowered human physical capacity, Vardi said AI will challenge the human mind, with human wit competing against mechanical intelligence.
A group of 60 students from different international schools wrote the differential aptitude test to analyze their verbal, abstract and numerical reasoning, clerical aptitude, spatial and mechanical intelligence and language skills.