Predicting intelligence in machines

Predicting_intellegence_mashines_Louise_DowneWe can identify objects which might be intelligent and which ones probably aren’t based on whether or not they can talk. A screen is a mouth, it can say anything in a way that a button cant.

In a world of where anything might be connected, this infinite possibility to communicate equates to potentially infinite intelligence, because not only can an object talk but it can listen.

How do we indicate the level of intelligence of objects we aren’t used to listening? Like bathroom air fresheners, cars or shoes? What are the implications for privacy if we don’t?