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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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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?

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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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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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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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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How about creating artificial intelligence in this way?

DeepMind-generally-capable-agents-emerge-from-open-ended-play Deepmind is saying "We then use population based training (PBT) to adjust the parameters of the dynamic task generation based on a ...
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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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Is time/space estimation of possible actions required for creating AGI?

Given infinite resources/time one could create AGIs by writing code to simulate infinite worlds. In some of the worlds AGIs would be created. Detecting them would be another issue. Since we don't ...
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If it evolves to perform many missions, won't it become a universal intelligence? [closed]

The more problems an agent can solve, the higher the probability of natural selection. Isn't this the process by which humans have become general-purpose intelligence by solving many problems in ...
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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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The only convergent instrumental goal for self modifying AI

Conjecture: regardless of the initial reward function, one of the winning strategies would be to self-modify to change the reward function to a simpler one (e.g. "do nothing") thus getting ...
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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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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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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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(Deep) feature engineering for lambda terms (mathematical expressions, higher order logic formulas) - is such thing?

Automated theorem proving with (deep) reinforcement learning (DRL) approach is hot topic in current AI research when domains of games are becoming saturated and completed research topics. For example, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Does the Chinese Room argument hold against AI?

Back in college, I had a Complexity Theory teacher who stated that artificial intelligence was a contradiction in terms. If it could be calculated mechanically, he argued, it wasn't intelligence, it ...
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What are the mathematical prerequisites to be able to study artificial general intelligence?

What are the mathematical prerequisites to be able to study artificial general intelligence (AGI) or strong AI?
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How can an AI freely make decisions?

Suppose a deep neural network is created using Keras or Tensorflow. Usually, when you want to make a prediction, the user would invoke model.predict. However, how ...
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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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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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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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How does Lucas's argument work?

In Minds, Machines and Gödel (1959), J. R. Lucas shows that any human mathematician can not be represented by an algorithmic automaton (a Turing Machine, but any computer is equivalent to it by the ...
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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 '...
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What prevents us from developing artificial consciousness?

With some knowledge of machine learning and deep learning, it seems very unlikely for AI to develop into the consciousness that we imagine. To me, consciousness requires a new framework that is very ...
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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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Can a data compression function be used to make predictions?

I've heard that prediction is equivalent to data compression. Is there a way to take a compression function and use it to create an AI that predicts?
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Is there any research work on the usefulness of the concept of "personality" for an AGI?

Humans have been endowed with personalities by nature, and it is not clear (to me at least) if this is a feature or a bug. This has been explored in science fiction by various notions of Borg-like ...
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Is AGI likely to be developed in the next decade?

AI experts like Ben Goertzel and Ray Kurzweil say that AGI will be developed in the coming decade. Are they credible?
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Is it possible to build an AGI with neural networks on neuromorphic chips?

I read a lot about the structure of the human brain and artificial neural networks. Is it possible to build an AGI (or human-level AI) with artificial neural networks on neuromorphic chips, which ...
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Is there any paper, article or book that analyzes the feasibility of acheiving AGI through brain-simulation?

In my understanding, the mind arises from a physical system, the brain. I see that there is a big research under the topic of simulating physical systems efficiently (especially in quantum computing). ...
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Could curiosity improve artificial intelligence?

While thinking about AI, this question came into my mind. Could curiosity help in developing a true AI? According to this website (for testing creativity): Curiosity in this context refers to ...
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Would an artificial general intelligence have to be Turing complete?

Artificial general intelligence is the intelligence of a machine that could successfully perform any intellectual task that a human being can. Would an artificial general intelligence have to be ...
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Is there a formal name for this philosophical AI problem?

Expressed in my own words: Suppose we create something that passes all of our tests and is indistinguishable from another human. How can you know if this is truly a conscious being as a human ...
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Are neural networks the only way to reach "true" artificial intelligence?

Currently, most research done in artificial intelligence focuses on neural networks, which have been successfully used to solve many problems. A good example would be DeepMind's AlphaGo, which uses a ...
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Is analogy necessary to artificial general intelligence?

Analogies are quite powerful in communication. They allow explaining complex concepts to people with no domain knowledge, just by mapping to a known domain. Hofstadter says they matter, whereas ...
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Is superintelligence a function of strength or a category?

Super comes from the Latin and means "above". University of Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom defines superintelligence as "any intellect that greatly exceeds the cognitive performance ...
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What are examples of thought experiments against or in favour of strong AI, apart from the Chinese room argument?

The Chinese Room argument against strong AI overlooks the fact that "the man in the room" is acting as a macro-scale "neurotransmitter" of the larger system in which he resides. It does not rule out ...