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Does AI rely on determinism?

I'm going to assume that by free will, you mean something like the philosophical concept of libertarian free will, which is defended by philosophers like Robert Kane. In Libertarian Free Will, ...
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Are neural networks the only way to reach "true" artificial intelligence?

If by true AI, you mean 'like human beings', the answer is - no-one knows what the appropriate computational mechanisms (neural or otherwise) are or indeed whether we are capable of constructing them. ...
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How is it that AI can become biased, and what are the proposals to mitigate this?

Lately with my Google searches, the AI model keeps auto filling the ending of my searches with: “...in Vietnamese” I can see how this would be annoying. I don't think Google's auto-complete algorithm ...
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Have any AI systems yet been developed that can knowingly lie to / deceive a human?

The Saturday Papers: Would AI Lie To You? is a blog post summarizing a research paper called Toward Characters Who Observe, Tell, Misremember, and Lie. This research paper details some researchers' ...
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Could an AI feel emotions?

There is much discussion in philosophy about inner language and the ability to perceive pain (see Pain in philosophy article). Your question is in the area of philosophy and not science. If you define ...
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In 2016, can $1000.00 buy enough operations per second to be approximately equal to the computational power of a human brain?

The development of CPUs didn't quite keep up with Kurzweil's predictions. But if you also allow for GPUs, his prediction for 2009 is pretty accurate. I think Moore's law slowed down recently and has ...
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Could an AI feel emotions?

It is certainly possible for AI to theoretically feel emotion. There are, according to Murray Shanahan's book The Technological Singularity, two primary forms of AI: 1) Human based AI - achieved ...
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Could an AI feel emotions?

Assuming an AI was built out of a mechanical husk, mirroring the human brain exactly; complete with chemical signals and all. An AI should theoretically be capable of feeling/processing emotions.
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Are neural networks the only way to reach "true" artificial intelligence?

It depends on what you consider "true artificial intelligence". But this probably means to be able to think like a human - and perhaps, do so in a more rational manner, as in the human brain emotion ...
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Were there known tests done on two or more AI interacting together?

One example might be self-play in games. Since neural networks and deep learning depend on massive amounts of data, one way to generate data is to have two virtual machines play each other and record ...
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Could there be existential threats to humanity due to AI?

There is no doubt that AI has the potential to pose an existential threat to humanity. The greatest threat to mankind lies with superintelligent AI. An artificial intelligence that surpasses human ...
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Could artificial intelligence cause problems for humanity after figuring out human behavior?

Will Artificial Intelligence some day become a problem to humanity after learning human behaviors and characteristics? It can be answered in both ways, I think. Yes, they may become a problem. ...
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Could an AI feel emotions?

I have considered much of the responses here, and I would suggest that most people here have missed the point when answering the question about emotions. The problem is, scientists keep looking for a ...
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How is it that AI can become biased, and what are the proposals to mitigate this?

Another fallacy that appears common to most search engines is that anything a person searches on is an aspect of their own identity. I once searched on walk-in tubs for a very elderly relative, and ...
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What are methods human actors use to imitate robots?

The great acting teacher Stella Adler wrote about mannerisms being a powerful tool for actors. Method acting in general focuses on natural performances based roughly on understanding the mindset of ...
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Should we fear an AGI if it will be equivalent to a human?

There are basically two worries: If we create an AGI that is a slightly better AGI-programmer than its creators, it might be able to improve its own source code to become even more intelligent. Which ...
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Is it ethical to create a chatbot to answer questions on Stack Overflow?

Yes, it is possible, and has actually been done in the past. The University of Antwerp created a bot to answer questions (this is the technical report). It focused on the git tag only though (even ...
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Are neural networks the only way to reach "true" artificial intelligence?

To have any chance at answering this, you'd first need a rigorous definition of "true artificial intelligence", which we don't have. And even if you had that, the best answer would probably be "...
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Why would neural networks be a particularly good framework for "embodied AI"?

BlindKungFuMaster's answer deals with the hierarchical nature of perception and bodily control, so I'll set that aside and try instead to answer why evolution would use neural networks for animal ...
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Why would neural networks be a particularly good framework for "embodied AI"?

To my mind the essential reason why neural networks and the brain are powerful is that they create a hierarchical model of data or of the world. If you ask why that makes them powerful, well, that's ...
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Does AI rely on determinism?

AI is "deterministic" in the sense that it follows exactly the algorithm. "Deterministic" means different things to a data scientist/programmer, but let's not go into details here. There is no "...
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Does AI rely on determinism?

Although I’m not sure how an act of freewill could even be described (let alone replicated), Well, one popular definition goes like this: [Free will is] the freedom to act according to one's ...
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What are some common heuristics that might be innate?

Perhaps Occam's razor counts. Occam's razor is the meta-heuristic that "the simplest explanation is the most likely to be correct". I consider it a meta-heuristic because itself doesn't provide ...
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In 2016, can $1000.00 buy enough operations per second to be approximately equal to the computational power of a human brain?

Yes, we do have computing systems that do fall in the teraFLOPS range (where 1 teraflop = 1 trillion FLOPS = $10^{12}$ FLOPS) The human brain is a biological system and saying it has some sort of ...
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Can programming cause passive or aggressive behavior in AIs?

The Wikipedia entry on this personality theory says of Type A people: The theory describes Type A individuals as ambitious, rigidly organized, highly status-conscious, sensitive, impatient, anxious,...
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Have any AI systems yet been developed that can knowingly lie to / deceive a human?

No. In that the question includes "knowingly" which would require that any AI knows anything. If this is anything like the way humans know things (though interestingly it doesn't require actually ...
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Have any AI systems yet been developed that can knowingly lie to / deceive a human?

Yes. Let me demonstrate by making a lying AI right now. (python code) ...
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Have any AI systems yet been developed that can knowingly lie to / deceive a human?

You'll have to provide more context around your use of the word "lie" if you don't want your answer to be satisfiable by some trivial example, like: ...
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Could an AI feel emotions?

Emotions are a factor in humans having ethics/morals only because they are a factor in all human learning and decision-making. Unless you are duplicating a human being exactly, there is no reason to ...
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Could an AI feel emotions?

This question is more the province of philosophy of mind than of AI, here are some detailed answers to your question from the philosophy SE: Is simulating emotions the same as experiencing emotions?, ...
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