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I recently came across a neat definition of understanding in Roger Schank's Dynamic Memory: Basically, you store everything you experience in your memory, but you need to index it in order to be able to use it for processing. Obviously, all experiences are slightly different, eg going to a restaurant is broadly the same, but the details vary. So you need to ...


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This is one of the most important issues in the philosophy of artificial intelligence. The most famous philosophical argument that attempts to address this issue is the Chinese Room argument published by the philosopher John Searle in 1980. The argument is quite simple. Suppose that you are inside a room and you need to communicate (in a written form) ...


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Yes, there's at least one: AGI Conferences. According to their website The AGI conference series is the only major conference series devoted wholly and specifically to the creation of AI systems possessing general intelligence at the human level and ultimately beyond. By gathering together active researchers in the field, for presentation of results and ...


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Yes, there is at least one other mathematical framework for AGI: the Gödel machine, which was proposed by Jürgen Schmidhuber (who also worked with Marcus Hutter). In the paper Gödel Machines: Self-Referential Universal Problem Solvers Making Provably Optimal Self-Improvements (2006), Schmidhuber describes the Gödel machine as follows They are universal ...


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