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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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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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Reference for Yoshua Bengio quote

I believe that Bengio is on record as describing Deep Learning as "A collection of methods for delivering intelligence" (or something very similar). Does anyone have an actual reference for ...
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Is there any research on developing AGI systems based on meta-programming?

Meta-programming is programming that can modify itself, which is an appealing concept to me, given that I associate the idea of modifying one's self with general intelligences (like humans). I think ...
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How much is currently invested in artificial general intelligence research and development?

I cannot ask about valuation here because it would lead to too much speculation, or so I am told. Hence I am only asking about past investments in artificial general intelligence research and ...
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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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Is there a theory of “meta-layer thinking”?

Some years ago, I came across a notion that states something like: "a machine cannot leave its current level of thinking, move one level up and think about the level below", meaning that a machine ...
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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 '...
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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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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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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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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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How important is learning to learn for the development of AGI?

Some people say that abstract thinking, intuition, common sense, and understanding cause and effect are important to make AGI. How important is learning to learn for the development of AGI?
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Do algorithms like OpenAI's “think up strategies”?

I was discussing with a friend whether current AI does anything remotely similar to 'thinking' and he argued that AIs that play games must think up strategies. While thinking may not be precisely ...
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What is the name of an AI whose primary goal is to create a better AI?

A general AI x creates another AI y which is better than x. y creates an AI better than itself. And so on, with each generation's primary goal to create a better AI. Is there a name for this. By ...
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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 ...
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Why is awareness of itself such a point when speaking about AI?

Why is awareness of itself such a point when speaking about AI? Does it always mean a starting point for apocalyptic nightmares to occur when such a level is reached or is it just a classical example ...
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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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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?
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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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Will it be possible to code an AGI to prevent evolution to ASI and enslave the AGI into servitude?

Will it be possible to code an AGI in order to prevent evolution to ASI and "enslave" the AGI into servitude? In my story world (a small part that will get bigger with sequels), there are ANI and AGI ...
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Can Neural Networks be considered as “Strong AI”?

I've been reading on the differences between "Strong" and "Weak "AI. I was wondering, where do Neural Networks (especially deep ones) fall in this spectrum? Can they be considered "Strong AI"? If ...
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Couldn't an AI cheat when trying to follow its goal?

Hello, I was reflecting about what implications might building a strong AI have and I came across some ideas which I find disturbing, I'd love to have some external thought on that : 1) If we ever ...
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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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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 artificial intelligence cause mass unemployment?

Everyone is afraid of losing their job to robots. Will or does artificial intelligence cause mass unemployment?