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What if we modify some Q-values while taking the action?

Just a passing thought about Q-learning. In the tabular Q-learning, what if I play around and modify any Q-values as I am using them to take actions? Would it be a violation of any (1) theoretical ...
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Agents meeting in a directed connected graph

We have a directed connected graph, where nodes are places one can go to and edges are the "roads" between places. We have K agents whose goal is to meet in one node. Agents start in ...
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What is the difference between a performance standard and performance measure?

I am reading AI: A Modern Approach. In the 2nd chapter when introducing different agent types, i.e., reflex, utility-based, goal-based, and learning agents, I understood that all types of agents, ...
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Do text compression tests qualify winRar or 7zip as intelligent?

I read this paper Text Compression as a Test for Artificial Intelligence, Mahoney, 1999. So far I understood the following: Text Compression tests can be used as an alternative to Turing Tests for ...
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How to choose the best RL algorithm for a 10x5 action space?

I have RL problem statement where I am training a bot to observe a 350x10x10 matrix and expect a 10x5 action vector The observation space is sort of a time series ...
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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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Can agents be implemented with ML algorithms other than neural networks?

Can agents be implemented with machine learning algorithms/models other than neural networks? If so, how do I train an agent with some predefined rules? Can we use python programming for representing ...
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What is the difference between goal-based and utility-based agents?

What is the difference between goal-based and utility-based agents? Please, provide a real-world example.
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What is the difference between learning and non-learning agents?

What is the difference between learning agents and other types of agents? In what ways learning agents can be applied? Do learning agents differ from deep learning?
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What is a learning agent?

What is a learning agent, and how does it work? What are examples of learning agents (e.g., in the field of robotics)?
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What is the difference between simple reflex and model-based agents?

What is the difference between simple reflex and model-based agents? What is the role of the internal state in the case of model-based agents?
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What is an agent in Artificial Intelligence?

While studying artificial intelligence, I have often encountered the term "agent" (often autonomous, intelligent). For instance, in fields such as Reinforcement Learning, Multi-Agent Systems, Game ...
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Why is this vacuum cleaner agent rational?

This is the vacuum cleaner example of the book "Artificial intelligence: A Modern Approach" (4th edition). Consider the simple vacuum-cleaner agent that cleans a square if it is dirty and ...
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Are goal-reaching and optimizing the utility function special cases of performance measure?

In AIMA, performance measure is defined as something evaluating the behavior of the agent in an environment. Rational agents are defined as agents acting so as to maximize the expected value of the ...
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What are the necessary components to make an AI agent capable of self-programming?

An AI agent is often thought of having "sensors", "a memory", "machine learning processors" and "reaction" components. However, a machine with these does not necessarily become a self-programming AI ...
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How does randomization avoid entering infinite loops in the vacuum cleaner problem?

Suppose we have a vacuum cleaner operating in a $1 \times 2$ rectangle consisting of locations $A$ and $B$. The cleaner's actions are Suck, ...
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Counterexample for every agent function being implemented by an agent program

A suggested counterexample for the statement 'Every agent function is implementable by some program/machine combination.' is solving intractable problem (like checking whether two well-formed formulas ...
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Need some reviews in PEAS descriptions

Here is the Question: Describe the PEAS descriptions for the following agents: a) A grocery store scanner that digitally scans a fruit or vegetable and identifies it. b) A GPS system for an automobile....
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Is it possible to identify multiple queries/intents in an email, check if the reply has addressed all of those queries before sending email?

An email may contain multiple questions related to similar or distinct topics. The person responding the email needs assistance in detecting and informing if all of the questions have been addressed ...
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What place do Agent Communications Language have in Multi-Agent Systems nowadays?

I am currently working on implementing a Multi-Agent System for Smart Grids. There's a lot of literature for that and some things confuse me. I have read that there is FIPA, which aimed to create a ...
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How do we define intention if there is no free will?

There is an idea that intentionality may be a requirement of true intelligence, here defined as human intelligence. But all I know for certain is that we have the appearance of free will. Under ...
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What is the difference between abstract, autonomous and virtual intelligent agents?

On Wikipedia, we can read about different type of intelligent agents: abstract intelligent agents (AIA), autonomous intelligent agents, virtual intelligent agent (IVA), which I've found on other ...
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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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What are the differences between an agent and a model?

In the context of Artificial Intelligence, sometimes people use the word "agent" and sometimes use the word "model" to refer to the output of the whole "AI-process". For ...
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What are the differences between an agent that thinks rationally and an agent that acts rationally?

Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig pointed out 4 four possible goals to pursue in artificial intelligence: systems that think/act humanly/rationally. What are the differences between an agent that ...
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Is a team of ML scientists an "intelligent agent"?

I am writing about the role of machine learning scientists in developing a solution. Is there a term for the humans who do learning? Can we call a "team of machine learning scientists with their ...
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learning rate and credit assignment problem in checkers

I have implemented an AI agent to play checkers based on the design written in the first chapter of Machine Learning, Tom Mitchell, McGraw Hill, 1997. We train the agent by letting it plays against ...
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What types of AI agents are Djikstra's algorithm and Prim's Minimum Spanning Tree algorithm?

From the perspective of the type of AI Agents, I would like to discuss Prim's Minimum Spanning Tree algorithm and Dijkstra's Algorithm. Both are model-based agents and both are "greedy algorithms&...
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How to train the NN of simple agents given a reward system?

I'm not an expert in AI or NN, I gathered most of the information I have from the internet, and I'm looking for advice and guidance. I'm trying to design a NN that is going to be used by all the ...
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Why would the lookup table (of a table-driven artificial agent) need to store data at pixel precision?

While reading the book AI A modern approach, 4th ed, I came across the section of "Agent program" with following text: It is instructive to consider why the table-driven approach to agent ...
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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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Are there any agents that are based on quantum computing?

Assuming the definition of an agent to be: An entity that perceives its environment, processes the perceived information, and acts on the environment such that some goal is fulfilled. Are there any ...
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Can we create a conscious agent by having two units: one rational and the other conscious?

Suppose we create two units (or programs) that run in parallel and we label them as a cognitive unit and the conscious cognitive unit. A human has two units analogously. A rational analyzer and not ...
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How to teach a model-based reflex agent for doing some task using machine learning methods?

I would like to know how to teach an agent for performing prediction of the severity of disease and also for alerting patients using machine learning methods. I found the model-based reflex agent can ...
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RL: What should be the output of the NN for an agent trying to learn how to play a game?

Say the game is tic tac toe. I found two possible output layers: Vector of length 9: each float of the vector represents 1 action (one of the 9 boxes in Tic Tac Toe). The agent will play the ...
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How can I design an AI that knows when its being spoken to?

I am trying to make an intelligent agent similar to Jarvis from Iron Man, but much less complex. However, I want my AI to be able to determine if I am talking to it or not. So, I plan on having it ...
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Can intelligent agents have personalities and emotions?

Can intelligent agents (and chatbots) have personalities and emotions, given a properly defined ontology?
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What are some of the possible future applications of intelligent agents?

I am trying to do some experiments with some intelligent agents, but I'm not sure how significant they will be in the future. What are some possible interesting applications or use-cases of ...
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How do you know if an agent has learnt its environment in reinforcement learning?

I'm new to reinforcement learning and trying to understand it. If you train an agent using a reinforcement learning algorithm (discrete or continuous) on an environment (real or simulated), then how ...
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What happens if an agent has two contrasting utility functions? [duplicate]

What would happen if an agent were programmed with two utility functions which are one the opposite of the other? Would one prevail or will they cancel each other out? Are there studies in this ...
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What kind of enemy to train a good RL-agents

So I want to create an RL-agent for two players-board game. I want to use a simple DQN for the first player (my RL-agent). Then, what kind of algorithm that should I use on the second player (my RL-...
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What is the definition of rationality?

I'm having a little trouble with the definition of rationality, which goes something like: An agent is rational if it maximizes its performance measure given its current knowledge. I've read that ...
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What are some examples of intelligent agents for each intelligent agent class?

There are several classes of intelligent agents, such as: simple reflex agents model-based reflex agents goal-based agents utility-based agents learning agents Each of these agents behaves slightly ...
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Does it exist a human-like artificial intelligence?

Does it exist a human-like artificial intelligence? I define human-like as something that can act like a human in most aspects.
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What are the examples of agents that is represent these characteristics?

I'm looking for examples of AI systems or agents that best represent these five characteristics (one example for each characteristics): Reactivity Proactivity Adaptability Sociability Autonomy It ...
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Can the agent of reinforcement learning system serve as the environment for other agents and expose actions as services?

Can the agent of reinforcement learning system serve as the environemnt for other agents and expose actions as services? Are there research that consider such question? I tried to formulate the ...
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Are humans intelligent according to the definition of an intelligent agent?

Given the following definition of an intelligent agent (taken from a Wikipedia article) If an agent acts so as to maximize the expected value of a performance measure based on past experience and ...
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Multi Agent Sokoban Search Solvers state of the art

I also asked this question here but I'm repeating it on this SE because I feel it is more relevant. No intention to spam. I am researching into coding a solver for a variant of the Sokoban game with ...
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How do we create a good agent that does not outperform humans?

A lot of research has been done to create the optimal (or "smartest") RL agent, using methods such as A2C. An agent can now beat humans at playing Go, Chess, Poker, Atari Games, DOTA, etc. But I think ...
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Game-based or nasty chatbot for Facebook Messenger or Skype

Are there chatbots for Facebook Messenger or Skype available which are game-based, i.e. with which it is possible to play a short funny game? It should be possible to play the game for at least 10 ...