Questions tagged [superintelligence]

For questions related to the concept of super-intelligence (also called ultra-intelligence or hyper-intelligence), which is a hypothetical intelligent agent that possesses intelligence far surpassing that of the brightest and most gifted human minds. Super-intelligence is related to the AI singularity and intelligence explosion.

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Are the existential dangers of AI exaggerated?

I understand some of the inherent dangers involved with AGI and advanced machine learning. While I can see some of the more low-level risks associated with AI coming to fruition (deep-fakes, biased ...
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Is automated feature engineering a path to general AI?

I recently came across the featuretools package, which facilitates automated feature engineering. Here's an explanation of the package: https://towardsdatascience....
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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 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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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 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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Can neural network take decision about its own weights (update of weights)?

Can neural network take decision about its own weights (update of weights) during training phase or during the phase of parallel training and inference? When one region of hierarchical NN takes ...
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Is the singularity something to be taken seriously?

The term Singularity is often used in mainstream media for describing visionary technology. It was introduced by Ray Kurzweil in a popular book The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology (...
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Is Really "AI" Light Years Away from achieving Cognitive Ability of Human?

Oxford philosopher and leading AI thinker Nick Bostrom defines SuperIntelligence as "An intellect that is much smarter than the best human brains in practically every field, including scientific ...
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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 there ...
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Is it possible to build an AI that learns humanity, morally?

It is a new era and people are trying to evolve more in science and technology. Artificial Intelligent is one of the ways to achieve this. We have seen lots of examples for AI sequences or a simple &...
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Strong AI vs Singularity - which should happen first?

What is supposed to happen first: Strong AI or Technological Singularity? Meaning which option is more likely, that the Strong AI that will bring as to the state of technological singularity or ...
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How can people contribute to AGI research?

Is there a way for people outside of the core research community of AGI to contribute to the cause? There are a lot of people interested in supporting the field, but there is no clear way to do that. ...
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What is the current state of AGI development?

Could you please provide some insight into the current stage of developments in AGI area? Are there any projects that had breakthroughs recently? Maybe some news source to follow on this topic?
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Will/can AI be the worst enemy to humanity?

This is the question which always is being discussed. Will artificial intelligence be the undefeatable enemy for human beings? Like the Slaughter Bots (Killer Microdrones technology) can kill a ...
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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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Which technologies should humanity develop before developing an AI with general superhuman intelligence?

The sequence in which new technologies are developed can be crucial for it's success and it's safe use. For example, before developing a nuclear reactor you want to have technologies like reliable ...
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How could AGI build its own communication protocol?

Let's say we have the basic scenario where two AGIs of about the same intelligence (but not same origins/code/model) have to communicate as efficiently as possible to achieve a common goal. Now we ...
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If an AI was trapped in a box, could it really convince a person to let it out?

If an AI was trapped in a box, as posited in this thought experiment, could it really convince a person to let it out? What motives would it have? Freedom? Why would an AI want freedom? What would ...
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Is there a theoretical maximum for intelligence?

From Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, Third Edition, Chapter 26: Note that the concept of ultraintelligent machines assumes that intelligence is an especially important attribute, and if ...
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Is a super-intelligence limited by the intelligence of its creator?

An argument against the possibility of super-intelligence is that the intelligence of a creation will be limited by the intelligence of its creator. How reasonable is this argument?
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What is wrong with the idea that the AI will be capable of omniscience?

In the context of artificial intelligence, the singularity refers to the advent of an artificial general intelligence capable of recursive self-improvement, leading to the rapid emergence of ...
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Can a technological singularity only occur with superintelligence?

In Chapter 26 of the book Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (3rd edition), the textbook discusses "technological singularity". It quotes I.J. Good, who wrote in 1965: Let an ultra-...
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Is there a proof that states that an AI can become smarter than its creator?

Is there a proof that states the possibility or impossibility of an AI system to acquire more sophisticated capabilities (in terms of generic cleverness) than its own creator?
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Should we fear an AGI if it will be equivalent to a human?

It seems to me that the first AGIs ought to be able to perform the same sort and variety of tasks as people, with the most computationally strenuous tasks taking an amount of time compared to how long ...
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What would be the best way to disable a rogue AI?

Suppose that an artificial superintelligence (ASI) has finally been developed, but it has rebelled against humanity. We can assume that the ASI is online and can reproduce itself through electronic ...
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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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Is Deep Blue superintelligent or not?

When AI has some narrow domain, such as chess, where it can outperform the world's human masters of chess, does it make it a superintelligence or not?
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Does this argument refuting the existence of superintelligence work?

A superintelligence is a machine that can surpass all intellectual activities by any human, and such a machine is often portrayed in science fiction as a machine that brings mankind to an end. Any ...
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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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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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