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Spontaneous emergence of replicators in Artificial Life

One of the corner stones of The Selfish Gene (Dawkins) is the spontaneous emergence of replicators, i.e. molecules capable of replicating themselves. Has this been modeled in silico in open-ended ...
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The possibility of emerging of the psychology of an artificial intelligence

The question, in short, is: what the possibility of emerging of the new branch of the psychology - the psychology of an artificial intelligence? Possibly as a new branch of an engineering psychology, ...
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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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What does “hard for AI” look like?

In theoretical computer science, there is a massive categorization of the difficulty of various computational problems in terms of their asymptotic worst-time computational complexity. There doesn't ...
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How do you program fear into a neural network?

If you've been attacked by a spider once chances are you'll never go near a spider again. In a neural network model, having a bad experience with a spider will slightly decrease the probability you ...
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Can we make a chatbot that UNDERSTANDS not just answer questions based on his database?

Can we really make a chatbot that understands (rather than just replies to) questions based on the database/options of replies that it has? I mean, can it come up with correct/non-stupid replies/...
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How important will statistical learning be to a conscious AI?

Deep learning is based on getting a large number of samples and essentially making statistical deductions and outputting probabilities. On the other hand we have formal programming languages like ...
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What if there's a game where all the AI people actually lived?

Imagine the fictitious scenario in a role playing game (RPG) where the non-playing characters (NPCs) within the RPG are conscious of their own surrounding and consider the developer to be god. The ...
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Could an AI be built to learn based of interaction with a human?

A neural network is usually programmed to learn from datasets to solve a specific problem. Essentially, they perform non-linear regression. Could a neural network be programmed to receive input from ...
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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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Can an AI distinguish between good and bad according to people living in a restricted geographical area?

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' according to people ...
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Reinforcement Learning over an MDP that is actually a POMDP

Look at Breakout: We know that the underlying world behaves like an MDP, because for the evolution of the system it just need to know which is the current state, i.e. position, speed and speed ...
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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 ...
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What should I do when the potential value of a state is too high?

I'm working on a Reinforcement Learning task where I use reward shaping as proposed in the paper Policy invariance under reward transformations: Theory and application to reward shaping (1999) by ...
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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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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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Compound intelligence?

A question about swarm intelligence as a potential method of strong general AI came up recently, and yielded some useful answers and clarifications regarding the nature of swarm intelligence. But it ...
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What are the types of artificial intelligence and how are they measured?

I was reading an interesting book about the role of AI in Cybersecurity, and the author mentioned there being 3-4 types. Each one is dependent on its abilities and understanding. For example, a ‘...
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Analogies and similarity

The more I think about machine learning the more I realize the importance of finding similarities by using analogies as a way of learning. If I want to categorize words into hierarchical tree this ...
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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 the development of a conscious AI?

What are the current theories on the development of a conscious AI? Is anyone even trying to develop a conscious AI? Is it possible that consciousness is an emergent phenomenon, that is, once we put ...
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How can computers beat humans at image recognition?

For supervised learning, humans have to label the images computers use to train in the first place, so the computers will probably get wrong the images that humans get wrong. If so can computers beat ...
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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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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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Are Dreams a Form of Backpropagation?

Humans often dream of random events that occurred during the day. Could the reason for this be that our brains are backpropagating errors while we sleep, and we see the result of these ...
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Does artificial intelligence write its own code?

Does artificial intelligence write its own code and then execute it? If so, does it create separate functions for each purpose?
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Is it possible for an AI to work in a computer without the power cord being plugged in?

Could an Artificial Intelligence be able to interact (see, talk, etc.) with someone even when there's no power cord connected to the machine it's running on? Might it find some way to generate its own ...
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Are Cellular Neural Networks one type of Neural Networks?

I am researching Cellular Neural Networks and have already read Chua's two articles (1988). In cellular neural networks, a cell is only in relation with its neighbors. So its is easy to use it for ...
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How can the multiple intelligences model be incorporated into AI?

I have been wondering since a while ago about the theory of multiple intelligences and how they could fit in the field of Artificial Intelligence as a whole. We hear from time to time about Leonardo ...