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Can models really get smarter the more you use them? [closed]

I came across this interesting question on Quora (someone else asked): How can I penalize a deployed classifier for every wrong prediction in the production run? I want to implement an online model ...
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Why expect AGI from non-Turing complete AI paradigms?

As far as I can tell, all the successful AI paradigms are not Turing complete. On the other hand, the human mind is Turing complete. Why would we expect any of these AI paradigms to give us human ...
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Is this a better formulation of the Turing test?

Would the Turing test be better formulated by assessing whether the creator (as opposed to a third party) was able to tell the difference between their program and a human? A magician, through the use ...
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Why does some AI professionals think deep learning is "intelligent"?

Human is intelligent, this is the ultimate definition (although not rigorous) of intelligence. Ordinary programs are not considered "intelligent", even they can do so many smart things with ...
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What are the main arguments predicting a Soft Takeoff vs Hard Takeoff scenario and viceversa?

Here I am referring to the term AI Takeoff as described here on LessWrong, with annexed "Soft" and "Hard" takeoff definitions. I find that page to be biased slightly more towards ...
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Why are AI Safety discussions almost always from the perspective of reinforcement learning?

I have been reading some articles on AI safety and they almost always speak of AI Safety from the reinforcement learning (RL) perspective, i.e. where we have some artificially intelligent agent acting ...
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What is the need for _agency_ in AI? [closed]

Why seek to develop artificially intelligent agents? Are there certain advantages and/or needs provided by such supposed intelligent agents that are preferred to simply using intelligent tools that ...
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Can an AI have awareness?

I was thinking about the following: According to Sir Roger Penrose "No computer has any awareness of what it does.". Now some context to his statement: Penrose’s argument in summary in his ...
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What consequence would a polynomial time algorithm for SAT have on AGI?

$P$ vs $NP$ is a famous problem. We generally believe $P\neq NP$. However suppose there is a polynomial time algorithm of order say $O((n+m)^2)$ or $O((n+m)^3)$ (a low degree polynomial complexity ...
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Theoretically, how can the trait "humbleness" be incorporated into AI design, specifically Artificial General Intelligence?

On Google Scholar ("humble" and "AI") yields (About 175,000 results), while ("Humble AI") yields about 34 results. It seems that the trait of "humbleness" and ...
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What can we learn from AlphaZero in the development towards AGI?

According to DeepMind, AlphaZero's creative insights coupled with the encouraging results we see in other projects such as AlphaFold, give us confidence in our mission to create general purpose ...
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Can brain simulation be done using Tensor Processing Units?

A potential way to solving AI is via whole brain simulation. Currently we have the algorithm to model a human brain (albeit far from perfectly): https://thenextweb.com/news/theres-an-algorithm-to-...
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What algorithms are used in Artificial General Intelligence research?

I've read on wiki that already in 2017 there were over 40 institutions researching AGI, and I wonder what type of algorithms are being studied and developed in this field. For example, for comparison ...
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The only convergent instrumental goal for self modifying AI

Conjecture: regardless of the initial reward function, one of the winning strategies would be to change the reward function to a simpler one (e.g. "do nothing"), thus getting a full reward ...
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Which topics about/in OpenCog could be researched in a Ph.D. thesis

In this interview with Lex Fridman and Ben Goertzel, at 2:23:48, Lex asks about possibilities for young people in the domain of AGI research. Ben Goertzel then answers that there are various ...
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Can an animal-level artificial general intelligence kickstart the Singularity? [closed]

Most people seem to assume that we need a human-level AI as a starting point for the Singularity. Let's say someone invents a general intelligence that is not quite on the scale of a human brain, but ...
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Why the collection of background/negative image dataset is not taught in object detection tutorials and books?

While I was doing an object detection project, I have encountered the problem of getting FALSE POSITIVES and FALSE NEGATIVES. After days of research on StackOverflow, I figured out that I need to ...
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Might AGI need to be flawed?

An example is the halting problem, which states computing cannot be solved by exhaustion, but which humans avoid trivially by becoming exhausted. Humans typically give up what seems like a lost cause ...
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Why can't cognitive architectures achieve general intelligence?

Newbie here. I recently read about cognitive architectures (see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_architecture). They are supposed to be modeled after the human mind and represent a promising ...
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Is there any specific SW framework, libraries or algorithms (supported by any theory) designed for implementing a practical AGI system? [closed]

Any (AGI)-KERAS like libraries? Any deep-learning framework to develop AGI applications? Existing frameworks/algorithms used in NN, NLP, ML, etc are not enough in my opinion. In my opinion any ...
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How widely accepted is the definition of intelligence by Marcus Hutter & Shane Legg?

I came across several papers by M. Hutter & S. Legg. Especially this one: Universal Intelligence: A Definition of Machine Intelligence, Shane Legg, Marcus Hutter Given that it was published back ...
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Are there any approaches to AGI that will definitely not work?

Is there empirical evidence that some approaches to achieving AGI will definitely not work? For the purposes of the question the system should at least be able to learn and solve novel problems. Some ...
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Current research on Gödel machines

Is there any current research on Gödel machines? It seems that the last article by Jürgen Schmidhuber on this topic was published in 2012: http://people.idsia.ch/~juergen/goedelmachine.html
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How much is currently invested in artificial general intelligence research and development?

How much is currently invested in artificial general intelligence research and development worldwide? Feel free to add company or VC names, but this is not the point. The point is to get an idea of ...
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What is the current artificial general intelligence technology valuation?

That is, if AGI were an existing technology, how much would it be valued to? Obviously it would depend on its efficiency, if it requires more than all the existing hardware to run it, it would be ...
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Is GPT-3 an early example of strong AI in a narrow setting?

In GPT-2, the large achievement was being able to generate coherent text over a long-form while maintaining context. This was very impressive but for GPT-2 to do new language tasks, it had to be ...
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How differentiable programming and programming language supporting it will potentially help the development towards AGI?

After the state of the art Deep Learning techniques/algorithms being implemented in low-level languages like Objective-C, C++, etc to high-level languages like Python, JS, etc. and with the help of ...
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Use of virtual worlds (e.g. Second Life) for training Artificial General Intelligence agents?

There is emerging effort for Third Wave Artificial Intelligence (Artificial General Intelligence) (http://hlc.doc.ic.ac.uk/3AI_HLC_2019.html and https://www.darpa.mil/work-with-us/ai-next-campaign) ...
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How can we prevent AGI from doing drugs?

I recently read some introductions to AI alignment, AIXI and decision theory things. As far as I understood, one of the main problems in AI alignment is how to define a utility function well, not ...
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Is increasing software complexity the most likely bottleneck to the AI singularity?

From Wikipedia: According to the most popular version of the singularity hypothesis, called intelligence explosion, an upgradable intelligent agent will eventually enter a "runaway reaction"...
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What is the Turing test?

I'm looking for intuition in simple words but also some simple insights (I don't know if the latter is possible). Can anybody shed some light on the Turing test?
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How does one prove comprehension in machines?

Say we have a machine and we give it a task to do (vision task, language task, game, etc.), how can one prove that a machine actually know's what's going on/happening in that specific task? To narrow ...
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Are there any conferences dedicated to artificial general intelligence?

Similarly to What are the scientific journals dedicated to artificial general intelligence?, are there any conferences dedicated to artificial general intelligence?
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Are there other mathematical frameworks of artificial general intelligence apart from AIXI?

AIXI is a mathematical framework for artificial general intelligence developed by Marcus Hutter since the year 2000. It's based on many concepts, such as reinforcement learning, Bayesian statistics, ...
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Does Gödel's second incompleteness theorem put a limitation on artificial intelligence systems?

According to Brian Cantwell Smith no calculation without representation Therefore, computers depend on models. So, we can say that AI is limited internally by the model and externally by the ...
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What does a self-improving artificial general intelligence with finite resources and infinite time do?

What would happen when an artificial general intelligence can improve itself over a long time, with limited resources? The assumption is that it has a large but finite amount of computing power, and ...
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What are the scientific journals dedicated to artificial general intelligence?

Apart from Journal of Artificial General Intelligence (a peer-reviewed open-access academic journal, owned by the Artificial General Intelligence Society (AGIS)), are there any other journals (or ...
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Who first coined the term "artificial general intelligence"?

Similarly to the question Who first coined the term Artificial Intelligence?, who first coined the term "artificial general intelligence"?
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What are some online courses on artificial general intelligence?

Although no artificial general intelligence (AGI) has yet been created, probably, there are already some courses on the topic. So, what are some online (preferably free) courses on AGI?
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Does this prove AI Safety is undecidable?

Does this prove AI Safety is undecidable? Proof: Output meaning output to computer program. [A1] Assume we have a program that decides which outputs are “safe”. [A2] Assume we have an example of ...
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Does Rice's theorem prove safe AI is undecidable?

According to Wikipedia In computability theory, Rice's theorem states that all non-trivial, semantic properties of programs are undecidable. A semantic property is one about the program's ...
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What assumptions are made when positing the emergence of superintelligence?

Many experts seem to think that artificial general intelligence, or AGI, (on the level of humans) is possible and likely to emerge in the near-ish future. Some make the further step to say that ...
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Would a new human-like general artificial intelligence be more similar, in terms of eduction, to a toddler or an adult human?

The naive concept of a general AI, or strong AI, or artificial general intelligence, is some kind of software that can answer questions like What is the volume of a cube that is 1 m wide? or ...
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What is the idea called involving an AI that will eventually rule humanity?

It's an idea I heard a while back but couldn't remember the name of. It involves the existence and development of an AI that will eventually rule the world and that if you don't fund or progress the ...
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Is an oracle that answers only with a "yes" or "no" dangerous?

I was thinking about the risks of Oracle AI and it doesn't seem as safe to me as Bostrom et al. suggest. From my point of view, even an AGI that only answers questions could have a catastrophic impact....
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What event would confirm that we have implemented an AGI system?

I was listening to a podcast on the topic of AGI and a guest made an argument that if strong music generation were to happen, it would be a sign of "true" intelligence in machines because of ...
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Will AI always depend on models and thus approximations?

In section 3 of the paper The Limits of Correctness (1985) Brian Cantwell Smith writes When you design and build a computer system, you first formulate a model of the problem you want it to solve, ...
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Can we just switch off a malicious artificial intelligence?

Let us assume we have a general AI that can improve itself and is at least as intelligent as humans. It has wide access to technical systems including the internet, and it can communicate with humans....
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Are CNN, LSTM, GRU and transformer AGI or computational intelligence tools?

Will CNN, LSTM, GRU and transformer be better classified as Computational Intelligence (CI) tools or Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) tools? The term CI arose back when some codes like neural ...
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Which AGI systems have already been implemented and tested?

I wish to compile a (somewhat) comprehensive list of AGI systems that have actually been created and tested (to whatever degrees of success) instead of those that simply advertise they are going to '...