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For questions about Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), a hypothetical machine characteristic permitting it to learn any arbitrary intellectual ability up to the limits of the available computing resources.

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Can digital computers understand infinity?

As a human being, we can think infinity. In principle, if we have enough resources (time etc.), we can count infinitely many things (including abstract, like numbers, or real). For example, at least, ...
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What is the difference between strong-AI and weak-AI?

I've heard the terms strong-AI and weak-AI used. Are these well defined terms or subjective ones? How are they generally defined?
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Is the Turing Test, or any of its variants, a reliable test of artificial intelligence?

The Turing Test was the first test of artificial intelligence and is now a bit outdated. The Total Turing Test aims to be a more modern test which requires a much more sophisticated system. What ...
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What is the concept of the technological singularity?

I've heard the idea of the technological singularity, what is it and how does it relate to Artificial Intelligence? Is this the theoretical point where Artificial Intelligence machines have progressed ...
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Problems that only humans will ever be able to solve

With the increasing complexity of reCAPTCHA, I wondered about the existence of some problem, that only a human will ever be able to solve (or that AI won't be able to solve as long as it doesn't ...
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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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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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What is the relevance of AIXI on current artificial intelligence research?

From Wikipedia: AIXI ['ai̯k͡siː] is a theoretical mathematical formalism for artificial general intelligence. It combines Solomonoff induction with sequential decision theory. AIXI was first ...
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How close are we to creating Ex Machina?

Are there any research teams that attempted to create or have already created an AI robot that can be as close to intelligent as these found in Ex Machina or I, Robot movies? I'm not talking about ...
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Could an AI think laterally while avoiding “ethically suboptimal” choices?

In the recent PC game The Turing Test, the AI ("TOM") needs help from Ava to get through some puzzle rooms. TOM says he is unable to solve the puzzles because he is not allowed to "think laterally." ...
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Is there any scientific/mathematical argument that prevents deep learning from ever producing strong AI?

I read Judea Pearl's The Book of Why, in which he mentions that deep learning is just a glorified curve fitting technology, and will not be able to produce human-like intelligence. From his book ...
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What would motivate a machine?

Currently, within the AI development field, the main focus seems to be on pattern recognition and machine learning. Learning is about adjusting internal variables based on a feedback loop. Maslow's ...
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Proof that Artificial General Intelligence is possible

It is assumed in computer science that the human mind can be replicated with a Turing machine, therefore Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is possible. To assume otherwise is to believe in ...
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Why are deep neural networks and deep learning insufficient to achieve general intelligence?

Everything related to Deep Learning (DL) and deep(er) networks seems "successful", at least progressing very fast, and cultivating the belief that AGI is at reach. This is popular imagination. DL is a ...
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What kind of simulated environment is complex enough to develop a general AI?

Imagine trying to create a simulated virtual environment that is complicated enough to create a "general AI" (which I define as a self aware AI) but is as simple as possible. What would this minimal ...
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Is AlphaZero an example of an AGI?

From DeepMind's research paper on arxiv.org: In this paper, we apply a similar but fully generic algorithm, which we call AlphaZero, to the games of chess and shogi as well as Go, without any ...
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Is there a strong argument that survival instinct is a prerequisite for creating an AGI?

This question stems from quite a few "informal" sources. Movies like 2001, A Space Odyssey and Ex Machina; books like Destination Void (Frank Herbert), and others suggest that general intelligence ...
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What regulations are already in place regarding artificial general intelligences?

What regulations are already in place regarding artificial general intelligences? What reports or recommendations prepared by official government authorities were already published? So far, I know of ...
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Why do we need common sense in AI?

Let's consider this example: It's John's birthday, let's buy him a kite. We humans most likely would say the kite is a birthday gift, if asked why it's being bought; and we refer to this reasoning ...
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Can artificial intelligence be thought of as optimization?

In this video an expert says, "One way of thinking about what intelligence is [specifically with regard to artificial intelligence], is as an optimization process." Can intelligence always be thought ...
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When the AI singularity takes over, what will there be left for us to do?

Since the first Industrial revolution machines have been taking the jobs of people and automation has been a part of human social evolution for the past 3 centuries, but all in all these machines have ...
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What are the common myths associated with Artificial Intelligence?

What are some interesting myths of Artificial Intelligence and what are the facts behind them?
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What kind of body (if any) does intelligence require?

In the mid 1980s, Rodney Brooks famously created the foundations of "the new AI". The central claim was that the symbolist approach of 'Good Old Fashioned AI' (GOFAI) had failed by attempting to '...
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Who was the first person to recognize the distinction between human-like general intelligence and domain-specific intelligence?

In the 1950s, there were widely-held beliefs that "Artificial Intelligence" will quickly become both self-conscious and smart-enough to win chess with humans. Various people suggested time frames of e....
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Would an AI with human intelligence have the same rights as a human under current legal frameworks?

For example, would an AI be able to own property, evict tenants, acquire debt, employ, vote, or marry? What are the legal structures in place to implement a strong AI into society?
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What are general ideas behind OpenCog?

OpenCog is an open source AGI-project co-founded by the mercurial AI researcher Ben Goertzel. Ben Goertzel writes a lot of stuff, some of it really whacky. Nonetheless, he is clearly very intelligent ...
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Could an AI be sentient?

In theory, could an AI become sentient, as in learning and becoming self-aware, all from its source code?
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Is analogy necessary to artificial general intelligence?

Analogies are quite powerful in communication. They allow to explain complex concepts to people with no domain knowledge, just by mapping to a known domain. Hofstadter says they matter, whereas ...
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Why are autonomous cars categorized as AI?

How are autonomous cars related to artificial intelligence? I would presume that artificial intelligence is when we are able to copy the human state of mind and perform tasks in the same way. But isn'...
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Is there a trade-off between flexibility and efficiency?

A "general intelligence" may be capable of learning a lot of different things, but possessing capability does not equal actually having it. The "AGI" must learn...and that learning process can take ...
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Why is reinforcement learning not the answer to AGI?

I previously asked a question about How can an AI freely make decisions on a network?. I got a great answer about how current algorithms lack agency. The first thing I thought of was reinforcement ...
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How can people contribute to AGI research?

Is there a way for people outside of the core research community of AGI to contribute to the cause? There are a lot of people interested in supporting the field, but there is no clear way to do that. ...
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What's the term for death by dissolving in AI?

What's the term (if such exists) for merging with AI (e.g. via neural lace) and becoming so diluted (e.g. 1:10000) that it effectively results in a death of the original self? It's not quite "digital ...
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Should intelligent AI be granted the same rights as humans?

One of the most crucial questions we as a species and as intelligent beings will have to address lies with the rights we plan to grant to AI. This question is intended to see if a compromise can be ...
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Is there a limit to the increase of intelligence?

Some argue that humans are somewhere along the middle of the intelligence spectrum, some say that we are only at the very beginning of the spectrum and there's so much more potential ahead. Is there ...
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Is language understanding possible without qualia?

I feel that many words if not all of them have a direct mapping to some kind of inner subjective experience, to a physical object, mental feeling, process or some other kind of abstract thing. Given ...
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Is there a central focus on the communication methods between AI and humans?

AI is developing at a rapid pace and is becoming very sophisticated. One aspect will include the methods of interaction between AI and humans. Currently the interaction is an elementary interaction ...
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Are probabilistic models dead ends in AI?

I am a strong believer of Marvin Minsky's idea about Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) and one of his thoughts was that probabilistic models are dead ends in the field of AGI. I would really ...
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Concrete examples of OpenCog's functionality

Does anyone know what specific tasks the OpenCog environment is capable of performing? I have glanced though their wiki and a few of the pages on Goertzel's site and the AI.SE. So far I could only ...
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What are the mathematical prerequisites to be able to study general artificial intelligence?

What are the mathematical prerequisites to be able to study general artificial intelligence (AI) or strong AI?
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Are there human predictions of when a computer would have been better than a human at Go?

I just stumbled across the paper When Will AI Exceed Human Performance? Evidence from AI Experts, which contains a figure showing the aggregated subjective probability of "high-level machine ...
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What is the current state of AGI development?

Could you please provide some insight into the current stage of developments in AGI area? Are there any projects that had breakthroughs recently? Maybe some news source to follow on this topic?
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Given enough computational resources, do we currently have any algorithms which could achieve AI?

Hypothetically, assume that you have access to infinite computing power. Do we have designs for any brute-force algorithms that can find an AI capable of passing traditional tests (e.g. Turing, ...
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Has it been theoretically proven or dis-proven that a machine can generally think and communicate on its own?

I am not looking for proof of AI (too broad, I know) concepts trying to solve a specific business problem, instead for a proof (or dis-proof) or a model (or a source of the same) where a machine is ...
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Can neural networks evolve other neural networks?

Can neural networks change or evolve other neural networks? Also, could evolutionary algorithms be applied to evolve neural networks? For example, suppose that we have neural networks A and B. The ...
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Can we destroy an artificial general intelligence without its consent?

According to Wikipedia Artificial general intelligence(AGI) Artificial general intelligence (AGI) is the intelligence of a (hypothetical) machine that could successfully perform any ...
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Could AI kill the joy of competitive sports and games?

Lee Sedol, former world champion, and legendary Go player today announced his retirement with the quote "Even if I become the No. 1, there is an entity that cannot be defeated". Is it possible that ...
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An AI that asks questions?

Typical AI these days are question-answering machines. For example, Siri, Alexa and Google Home. But it is always the human asking the questions and the AI answering. Are there any good examples of ...
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Is there a way to protect humanity against the impending singularity?

We are careening into the future which may hold unpredictable dangers in relation to AI. I've haven't yet heard of Chappie or Robocop style police robots, but militarized drone tech is replacing many ...
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Can an AGI convince another AGI to modify its code?

Let's suppose there are two AGIs, $A$ and $B$. Assume that $B$ has the ability to modify $A$, but this action of modifying is considered bad by $B$. Can $A$ ever convince $B$ to modify $A$?