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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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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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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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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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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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Can an AI have awareness

I guess my question can come under philosophy too. I was thinking about the following: According to Sir Roger Penrose "No computer has any awareness of what it does.". Now some context to ...
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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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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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Is the traditional meaning of "strong AI" outmoded?

Traditionally, "strong AI" refers to Artificial General Intelligence, the human mind understood as an algorithm (Searle, Chinese Room) and Artificial Consciousness. But recent advances in Artificial ...
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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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Is time/space estimation of possible actions required for creating an AGI?

Given infinite resources/time, one could create AGIs by writing code to simulate infinite worlds. By doing that, in some of the worlds, AGIs would be created. Detecting them would be another issue. ...
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Will artificial intelligence make the human more rational?

With so much innovation, with so much previous human manual labor being performed in minutes or seconds by an artificial intelligence, one day man will put the survival and propagation of his species ...
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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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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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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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Should awareness of the existence of the AI designer be embedded in the AI consciousness?

Should awareness of the existence of the AI designer be embedded in the AI consciousness itself? Would are the risks and implications of not doing so?
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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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What kind of education is required for researchers in AI?

Suppose my goal is to collaborate and create an advanced AI, for instance, one that resembles a human being and the project would be on the frontier of AI research. What kind of skills would I need? I ...
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Would an artificial general intelligence have to be Turing complete?

For the purposes of this question, let's suppose that an artificial general intelligence (AGI) is defined as a machine that can successfully perform any intellectual task that a human being can [1]. ...
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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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Will artificial intelligence cause mass unemployment?

Everyone is afraid of losing their job to robots. Will or does artificial intelligence cause mass unemployment?
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How to reinvent jobs replaced by AI?

In general, what possibilities are there for reinventing job descriptions that could be replaced by an automated AI solution? My initial ideas include: Monitoring the AI and flagging its incorrect ...
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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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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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If we collected a very large labelled dataset from multiple sensors, then train a neural network with that data, could that lead to an AGI?

I've come up with an idea on how we could use a combination of Deep Learning and body sensors to create a walking talking living humanoid. Here goes: First, we will recruit 1 billion people and have ...
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Can an AI distinguish between good and bad according to people living in a restricted geographical area? [closed]

Would people go far with Artificial Intelligence and machine learning to the point where machines could learn during a long period of time to distinguish what's 'good' from 'bad' according to people ...
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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 there ...
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How important will statistical learning be to a conscious AI?

Deep learning is based on getting a large number of samples and essentially making statistical deductions and outputting probabilities. On the other hand, we have formal programming languages, like ...
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Why are we asking "How can we simulate the brain?"

As I've thought about AI, and what I understand of the problems that we face in the creation of it, I've noticed a recurring pattern: we always seem to be asking ourselves, "how can we better ...
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Are current AI models sufficient to achieve Artificial General Intelligence?

I read an interesting essay about how far we are from AGI. There were quite a few solid points that made me re-visit the foundation of AI today. A few interesting concepts arose: imagine that you ...
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Is reinforcement learning needed to create Strong AI?

By reinforcement learning, I don't mean the class of machine learning algorithms such as DeepQ, etc. I have in mind the general concept of learning based on rewards and punishment. Is it possible to ...
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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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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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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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Is a super-intelligence limited by the intelligence of its creator?

An argument against the possibility of super-intelligence is that the intelligence of a creation will be limited by the intelligence of its creator. How reasonable is this argument?
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Why would an AI need to 'wipe out the human race'?

I'm reading such nonsense about how an AI would turn the world into a supercomputer to solve a problem that it thought it needed to solve. That wouldn't be AI. That's procedural programming stuck in ...
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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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Is the emergence of the field "psychology of artificial intelligence" necessary? [closed]

Is the emergence of a subfield of psychology, "psychology of artificial intelligence", possible and necessary? If so, what questions it will address and will try to solve? Possibly, it could also ...
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What limits, if any, does the halting problem put on Artificial Intelligence?

Given the proven halting problem for Turing machines, can we infer limits on the ability of strong Artificial Intelligence?
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How to detect a full-fledged self-aware AI?

The premise: A full-fledged self-aware artificial intelligence may have come to exist in a distributed environment like the internet. The possible A.I. in question may be quite unwilling to reveal ...
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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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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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Why is reinforcement learning not the answer to AGI?

I previously asked a question about How can an AI freely make decisions?. I got a great answer about how current algorithms lack agency. The first thing I thought of was reinforcement learning, since ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Is there any artificially intelligent system that really mimics human intelligence?

After having read something that Elon Musk said about artificial intelligence and how it could affect our lives, I've been reading about artificial intelligence, deep learning, etc. The recurrent ...