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What is wrong with the idea that the AI will be capable of omniscience?

I quite like your outlook, and without getting into the details of how a "singularity" may be effected which is covered in numerous other questions, or how consciousness and "omniscience" come into ...
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How can we connect artificial intelligence with cognitive psychology?

AI is already connected with cognitive psychology - there are dozens of AIs right this minute attempting to predict things like which Facebook posts you will like, and which ads you are most likely to ...
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What is the difference between artificial intelligence and cognitive science?

Another impression that I get is that cognitive science is more about trying to find out how the human intelligence or mind works. And that it would use artificial intelligence to make tests or ...
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Can a brain be intelligent without a body?

Can a brain be intelligent without a body? No. Don't forget that the main function of the brain is to provide homeostasis between the body and the environment. Without the body, the utility of the ...
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Which loss function is the brain optimizing in order to learn advanced visual skills without expert/human supervision?

I think you are slightly confusing 2 problems. 1 being classification of meta visual elements and the other being the visual system itself. Our visual system, when it comes to processing information, ...
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Why are we asking "How can we simulate the brain?"

Human intelligence is very general / broad in its scope. This is self-evident, and whatever AI ends up to be, we'd like it to be a general problem solver as well (cf. Simon and Newell). Taking liberal ...
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Why are we asking "How can we simulate the brain?"

I don’t think AI is simulating the brain functions and not even close. Do you know how the nervous system work? How the neutrons transmit signals with action potential? Pathway analysis? Splicing ...
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Is the neuron adequately comprehended?

No, here is why. No approach can simulate the mind with 100% accuracy. a major notion that AI theorist refuse to note is that you cant take an orange and by virtue of technology turn it into an apple ...
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Do dreams have a similar role to backpropagation in deep learning?

There has been a lot of research in cognitive science on the relationship of sleep/dreaming and memory/learning. I don't know enough about the subject to say if it resembles backprop in spirit, by as ...
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Do dreams have a similar role to backpropagation in deep learning?

This is a very interesting question and also an important one for AI. All the current Deep Learning successes are built on the effectiveness of backprop, so what if it doesn't play a role in the only ...
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Can a brain be intelligent without a body?

It depends what you mean by intelligence. A robot that acts has a different sort of intelligence than a neural net that merely maps inputs to outputs. Bit patterns within a robot brain have meaning, ...
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What are the scientific journals dedicated to artificial general intelligence?

The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) recently announced a new "IEEE Transaction on Artificial Intelligence". Although the topics listed do not specifically mention ...
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What are the scientific journals dedicated to artificial general intelligence?

There's also the journal Advances in Cognitive Systems. According to their website Advances in Cognitive Systems (ISSN 2324-8416) publishes research articles, review papers, and essays on the ...
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Is the Cognitive Approach (SOAR) equivalent to the Chinese Room argument?

Searle's Chinese room is analogical and is intended to present an easy-to-understand picture of the essential elements and processes of the digital computer. In the room the man (CPU) has a book of ...
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Can AI research lead to new findings in general cognitive science?

This is about hard AI and soft AI: proponents of hard AI work on systems that simulate the way human cognition works, with the eventual (hypothetical) goal of replicating it. This presupposes that you ...
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Can a brain be intelligent without a body?

Can a brain be intelligent without a body? If you define "intelligence" as "doing the right thing at the right time", then the statement itself implies some sort of embodied context, whether humanoid,...
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Can a brain be intelligent without a body?

Can a brain be intelligent without a body? In my opinion, yes, if you give it the right inputs. The brain is like a machine and its behavior depends on its architecture and the interaction with the ...
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Why are we asking "How can we simulate the brain?"

For what its worth (and having done a bit of study on this and being really interested in the topic): the answer seems to go back to the beginnings of AI and even earlier (Turing's 1936 paper in ...
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Why are we asking "How can we simulate the brain?"

I think a worthwhile extension of this line of thought is "why not both?" I do not believe there is anything preventing approaching the problem from both sides at once. There is a great deal of ...
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Why are we asking "How can we simulate the brain?"

There are a number of reasons why a simulated brain might be better than creating a real brain. One reason is computers can live indefinitely (kind of). Brains may not be able to live forever and ...
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What is the difference between artificial intelligence and cognitive science?

Artificial intelligence is much more than a research tool for cognitive science. Of course there is some overlapping and researchers of both fields working together. But AI is also broadly used in ...
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