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Is there a rigorous proof that AGI is possible, at least, in theory?

A strong reason why people think the mind can be implemented on a Turing Machine stems from the Computational Theory of Mind (CTOM), which is the leading theory of mind for now. There are lots of ...
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Is there a rigorous proof that AGI is possible, at least, in theory?

Consciousness is not well-understood As an AI practitioner and philosopher, I don't think that humans will be able to create a truly conscious silicon-based AGI. Humans are incapable of creating some ...
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What makes the animal brain so special?

One probable hardware limiting factor is internal bandwidth. A human brain has $10^{15}$ synapses. Even if each is only exchanging a few bits of information per second, that's on the order of $10^{...
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Is there a rigorous proof that AGI is possible, at least, in theory?

I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that this is a matter of evolution, that humans are in no way exceptional in the grand scheme, and that AGI will manifest so long as technology advances, ...
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Is there a rigorous proof that AGI is possible, at least, in theory?

Rather than prove that Artificial General Intelligence is possible, I would consider an argument for why it is impossible. We start by defining what we mean by AGI. You state that the human mind can ...
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What makes the animal brain so special?

This has been my field of research. I've seen the previous answers that suggest that we don't have sufficient computational power, but this is not entirely true. The computational estimate for the ...
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Would an artificial general intelligence have to be Turing complete?

A system is Turing complete if it can be used to simulate any Turing machine. Given the Church-Turing thesis (which has not yet been proven), a human brain can compute any function that a Turing ...
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Would an artificial general intelligence have to be Turing complete?

My answer is yes, but in a trivial way. The least you would expect from an intelligent agent is that it is able to execute a given Turing machine on a given input. This requires actually no ...
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What makes the animal brain so special?

Short answer: nobody knows. Long answer: all strong-AI works. However, to write something useful to the o.p., say that the question contains several implicit statements, analyze them could be useful ...
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Is there a rigorous proof that AGI is possible, at least, in theory?

Although it is not a rigorous proof, Marvin Minsky's book, The Society of Mind gives us a blueprint for creating a "mind" (general intelligence). In his book, he posits that by combining mindless ...
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