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For questions related to the philosophical aspects of artificial intelligence. Topics such as human/AI value alignment, artificial consciousness, the feasibility of AGI, the ethics of AI, Neo-Luddism, etc.

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Self-conscious artifical intelligence

How important is self-consciousness (or consciousness in general) for making advanced AIs, and how far away are we from making such? When making e.g. a neural network there's (very probably) no ...
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Is human-like intelligence the smart objective?

It appears to always have been the focus in the literature to approximate components of the human mind, assuming it to be the most advanced. If other animals came into the AI landscape, it was only ...
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Is it necessarry to create theory/infrastructure to prevent people from creating AI incompatible with a safe model (if we create one)?

Nowadays we don't know how to create AI in a safe way (I think that we don't even know yet how to define a safe AI), but there is a lot of research in developing a model allowing it. Let's say, that ...
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Google's Principles of Artificial Intelligence

Earlier this month, Google released a set of principles governing their AI development initiatives. The stated principles are: Objectives for AI Applications: Be socially beneficial. ...
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Limits of artificial emotional intelligence?

I would like to know: 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'...
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What is neoluddism?

It is well known from the history of technology, that the invention of new things was always problematic. In the 15th century for example, in which Gutenberg has invented the first printing press, the ...
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Intelligence vs. Rationality?

This just popped into my head, and I haven't thought it through, but it feels like a sound question. The definition of intelligence might still be somewhat fuzzy, possibly a factor of our evolving ...
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Will artificial intelligence make the human more rational?

With so much innovation, with so much manual labor being replaced tasks 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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Singularity and GOD [closed]

Theoretically speaking, when the singularity happens, could we aptly describe this event as the creation of GOD? I am agnostic in the sense that I don't believe any of the Gods of the present or past ...
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Measuring Soft Skill

How can we attach numerical value to the measurement of soft skill? Is there any book, site or materials that can teach me how to do this? I want to know if there is any way we can measure soft skill ...
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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 simulate ...
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Is a mathematical formula a form of intelligence?

Warning: This question takes us into VALIS territory, but I wouldn't underestimate the profundity of that particular philosopher. There is a non-AI definition of intelligence which is simply "...
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Motivation that drives a rogue AI agent

This is a kind of biological and philosophical question. So, the recent concern in AI is that an AI agent may go rogue with prominent people voicing their concerns. Now say, we have created an AI (...
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Algorithms can be greedy. What are some other algorithmic vices?

Greedy algorithms are well known, and although useful in a local context for certain problems, and even potentially find general, global optimal solutions, they nonetheless trade optimality for ...
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What are the current theories on developing a conscious AI?

Is most development or theory geared towards the idea that consciousness is an emergent phenomenon? That once we put enough complexity into our system, it will become self-aware? Or is this even a ...
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Swarm intelligence vs Normal Human Intelligence

So I read somewhere there are 2 different views of Artificial Intelligence. One is the normal conventional approach where we use ML and AI logical inference programs to mimic a human brain. Another ...
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Is it fair to compare AlphaGo with a Human player?

A human player plays limited games compared to a system that undergoes millions of iterations. Is it really fair to compare AlphaGo with the world #1 player when we know experience increases with the ...
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Can the first emergence of consciousness in evolution be replicated in AI?

At some point in time during the evolution, because of some factors, some beings first started to become conscious of themselves and their surroundings. That conscious experience is beyond some mere ...
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What are the connections between ethics and AI

What are the connections between ethics and artificial intelligence? What are issues that have arisen, especially in the business context? What are issues that may arise?
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At what rate could AI theoretically self-improve?

Due to recursive self-improvement, AI could lead to an intelligence explosion improving on itself year over year exponentially. Assuming the proper environment was created to allow an AI to self-...
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Has it been theoretically proven or dis-proven that a machine can generally think and communicate on its own?

I am not looking for proof of AI (too broad, I know) concepts trying to solve a specific business problem, instead for a proof (or dis-proof) or a model (or a source of the same) where a machine is ...
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Is there a ceiling to intelligence itself?

Some argue that humans are somewhere along the middle of the intelligence spectrum, some say that we are only at the very beginning of the spectrum and there's so much more potential ahead. This ...
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What AI service can define personality portfolio based on text?

Imagine this theoretical situation: A group of people are asked to provide a solution for an imaginary problem via email. Then an AI service runs through their written solution, analyzing the ...
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eXplainable AI and the right to explanation

There has been recent uptick in interest on XAI or eXplainable Artificial Intelligence. Here is XAI's mission as stated on its DARPA page: The Explainable AI (XAI) program aims to create a suite of ...
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Intelligence and Judgement

If we say that we can measure intelligence and judge it with a scale of measurement. We get a quantity back from that measurment. The scale has no extremeties and has no limits in the quantity it ...
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Pattern Recognition

What would be the result of an AI subject to a data stream or information stream, fed to it from events in an "external world" if it could not find any pattern within that stream by the methods it ...
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A.I and Location

Just a though passed through my head whatever method is adopted to achieve it. With programming or neural nets where do you think the location of that intelligence will be by these methods in the ...
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How would AI prioritize situational ethics?

There's a real possibility that self driving cars become more than just a high tech novelty and they start changing the market. As seen in Logan, self driven commercial freight might be among the ...
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Biological analogy for boosting idea in Hierarchical Temporal Memory (HTM)

I've just watched the 9th episode of HTM school about boosting and inhibition idea. The video discusses homeostasis and homeostatic regulation of neuronal excitability. And I couldn't find any ...
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How can an AI agent tackle through existential crisis?

Suppose a thinking AI agent exists in the future with far more computational power than the human brain. Also assume that they are completely free from any human interference. (The agents do not ...
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Is the neuron adequately comprehended?

It is possible that the signal handling of a neuron is outside the engineering comprehension of the most astute of human brains, even after the relationships of inputs to outputs are statistically ...
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What would motivate a machine?

Within the AI development field, the main focus seems to be on the pattern recognition and "learning" aspect of the thing... but I think the bigger questions is motivation. Learning seems to be very ...
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Sentience and programming

I asked this question on the physics part of this website and was advised to post it here my question is very simple it seems the current goal of man is to create an artificial intelligence despite ...
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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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Will AI develop in hybrid ways?

There are two general ways in which AI can interact with humans: Implants of AI devices into human bodies or brains — Such implantation has already begun with health monitors and could grow to ...
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Examples of uses of artificial intelligence at work

I'm going to give a talk, and I'm preparing the material. The purpose of the conversation is to convince companies in my region that it is possible to apply artificial intelligence in solving everyday ...
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Proof that Artificial General Intelligence is possible

It is assumed in computer science that the human mind can be replicated with a Turing machine, therefore Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is possible. To assume otherwise is to believe in ...
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Time leap (To achieve advance technology) using AI by simulating virtual world at a faster rate

How many decades are we far from achieving a virtual world just like our real world (or little graded down version) with AI. If in far future if we are able to achieve that (able to provide all the ...
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Will automata love?

How much resources will automata devote to being selfish and helping others? Can automata develop selfishness? Can automata love, and if so, is there a theoretical limit to love?
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What are some implications of Gödel's theorems on AI research?

Note: My experience with Gödel's theorem is quite limited: I have read Gödel Escher Bach; skimmed the 1st half of Introduction to Godel's Theorem (by Peter Smith); and some random stuff here and there ...
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Perfect play in information incomplete games

As titled, is there such thing as perfect play (or at least "perfectly optimal") in a game with incomplete information? Or at least a proof as to show why there cannot? Naively (and seemingly ...
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Will an AI ever understand its own functionality?

Assuming i have a quite advanced AI with consciousness which can "understand" basics of electronics and software structures. Will it (he/she) ever be able to understand that its consciousness is just ...
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Does Musk knows what Gradient descent is

I read a tweet from Elon Musk where describes Gradient descent as an evil action that AI are good at, despite the fact that it is just one of the old, inflexible and not-so-efficient error correction ...
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Alternatives to the phrase “Artificial Intelligence”

I read a really interesting article titled "Stop Calling it Artificial Intelligence" that made a compelling critique of the name "Artificial Intelligence". The word intelligence is so broad that it's ...
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A Twist on the “AI in a box experiment”

Let's suppose there are two AI boxes, AI_A and AI_B, both of them General Intelligence. Consider that AI_B has the ability to open and modify AI_A. But this action of opening up and modifying is ...
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How could the “AI in a box experiment” work IRL?

If an AI was trapped in a box, could it really convince a person to let it out? What motives would it have? Freedom? Why would an AI want freedom? What programming would allow this and why would it ...
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Can singularity result into the extinction of the third world?

Based on Darwin's statement, "it is not the strongest that survives; but the species that survives is the one that is able to adapt to and to adjust best to the changing environment". Can economical ...
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The social implications and the problem of motivation in an AI dominated future

Since the first Industrial revolution machines have been taking the jobs of people and automation has been a part of human social evolution for the past 3 centuries, but all in all these machines have ...
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The Singularity and future of civilisation

My understanding of the singularity is when artificial intelligence becomes "more intelligence" than humans. This will be achieved through machine learning where an; algorithm, neural network ? ...
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Can Robots learn how to feel suffering?

At first, I had this question in mind "Can robots develop suffering ?". Because suffering is important for human beings. Imagine that you are running the wrong way damaging your heel. Without pain, ...