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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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What are the benefits of the VGDL over the ALE?

For benefits of testing AGI, is using a high-level video game description language (VGDL) gives more reliable and accurate results of general intelligence than using Arcade Learning Environment (ALE)?
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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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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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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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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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What does "death" intuitively mean in the paper "Death and Suicide in Universal Artificial Intelligence"?

In the paper Death and Suicide in Universal Artificial Intelligence, a proposal is given for what death could mean for Artificial Intelligence. What does this mean using English only? I understand ...
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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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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 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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Does a quantum computer resolve the halting problem and would that advance strong AI? [duplicate]

Have there been proposed extensions to go beyond a Turing machine that solve the halting problem and if so, would those proposed extensions have value to advance strong Artificial Intelligence? For ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does the recent advent of a Go playing computer represent Artificial Intelligence?

I read that in the spring of 2016 a computer Go program was finally able to beat a professional human for the first time. Now that this milestone has been reached, does that represent a significant ...
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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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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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Why does Stephen Hawking say "Artificial Intelligence will kill us all"? [closed]

This quote by Stephen Hawking has been in headlines for quite some time: Artificial Intelligence could wipe out humanity when it gets too clever as humans will be like ants. Why does he say this? To ...
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