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As a riff on my answer to this question, which is about the broader concern of the development of the singularity, rather than the narrower concern of the development of AGI: I can say that among AI researchers I interact with, it far more common to view the development of AGI in the next decade as speculation (or even wild speculation) than as settled fact....


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The ultimate goal of machine learning is to bypass the developer... When we will have a "master algorithm" that can learn how to generalize any function or algorithm from examples, it can essentially replace any developer, skip the 'development" stage, going from problem directly to algorithm. We can't know when this will happen, but as we surrounded with ...


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Artificial intelligence and, in particular, machine learning (ML) and evolutionary algorithms are already being used to automate the task of software development and, in particular, software testing. For example, take a look at the paper An empirical evaluation of evolutionary algorithms for unit test suite generation (2018). There are other examples, such ...


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I wouldn't take anything Ray Kurzweil says especially seriously. Actual AI experts spend large quantities of time reading the existing scientific literature, and working to expand it. Because Kurzweil doesn't spend much of his time actually learning about AI, he has plenty of time in which to talk about it. Loudly. This is harmful to research, because 1) a ...


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