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Are Siri and Cortana AI programs?

Siri and Cortana are AI to some extent. The usual label is "weak AI" (also called "narrow" or "soft" AI). It turns out the Wikipedia article on Weak AI explicitly refers ...
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Problems that only humans will ever be able to solve

Informally, AI-complete problems are the most difficult problems for an AI. The concept is not mathematically defined yet, as e.g. NP-complete problems. However, intuitively, these are the problems ...
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Can the IQ of an AI program be measured?

Short answer: No. Longer answer: It depends on what IQ exactly is, and when the question is asked compared to ongoing development. The topic you're referring to is actually more commonly described as ...
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What are the specific requirements of the Turing test?

The "Turing Test" is generally taken to mean an updated version of the Imitation Game Alan Turing proposed in his 1951 paper of the same name. An early version had a human (male or female) and a ...
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Are there any AI that have passed the MIST test so far?

Yes, although how useful this AI can be is another question entirely. mpgac is a "minimally intelligent AGI" trained on the GAC-80K corpus of MIST questions. As a result, it should be able to "...
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Are Siri and Cortana AI programs?

I would classify both as having / using elements of AI, yes. But I wouldn't say either represents a truly "intelligent" (in the AGI sense) program. But here's the rub... as you'll see in other ...
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Is the AI Effect caused by bad tests of intelligence?

I think it is mostly right. But not that intelligence is hard to define. In my opinion, it is simple: A is more intelligent than B if A achieves some purpose in less steps than B. It is functional/...
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If IQ is used as a measure of intelligence in humans, could it also be used as a measure of intelligence in machines?

It depends on how the IQ test is presented: If as for humans (effectively, as a video of the book containing the test questions being opened etc), then all AI programs would score zero. If presented ...
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What event would confirm that we have implemented an AGI system?

It is a difficult question to answer, as — for a start — we still don't really know what 'intelligence' means. It's a bit like Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart declining to define '...
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Has the Lovelace Test 2.0 been successfully used in an academic setting?

No. TL;DR: The Lovelace Test 2.0 is very vague, making it ill-suited for evaluation of intelligence. It is also generally ignored by researchers of Computational Creativity, who already have their ...
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How can the emotional quotient of an AI program be measured?

The answer to your question is "In principle, yes" - in it's most general form, EQ testing is just a specific case of the Turing test ("How would you feel about ... ?"). To see why meaningful EQ ...
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Why is chess still a benchmark for Artificial Intelligence?

Chess isn't really a benchmark per say. The method developed in AlphaGo to play Go should in principle generalize quite nicely to other games of this sort, such as chess. Since Stockfish is quite ...
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Problems that only humans will ever be able to solve

This is more of a comment and philosophical opinion, but I don’t believe that there are any problems an AI couldn’t solve, that a human can. Being new to this forum, I cannot make it a comment on the ...
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What are the criteria for a system to be considered intelligent?

Typically, I think of intelligence in terms of the control of perception. [1] A related, but different, definition of intelligence is the (at least partial) restriction of possible future states. For ...
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What is a good way to create an artificial self-recognition?

Interesting question. I don't think anybody knows a definite answer, but some rough-sketch ideas seem apparent. Think about what it means to you to be "self aware". You'll probably cite the way you ...
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If IQ is used as a measure of intelligence in humans, could it also be used as a measure of intelligence in machines?

at this point in time, what would be the IQ of our most intelligent AI systems? Zero. There are many different kinds of IQ tests including written, visual, and verbal assessments, but the majority of ...
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Can the IQ of an AI program be measured?

The other answers are correct that machine IQ test results are currently not indicative of machine intelligence. One of the surprising facts of human intelligence is that performance on almost all ...
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How can one distinguish between an AI and a "sufficiently advanced algorithm"?

Intelligence is a quality of behavior, not implementation Intelligence is a term that primarily applies to behaviors - people, animals or artificial systems can be called intelligent iff they exhibit ...
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How can one distinguish between an AI and a "sufficiently advanced algorithm"?

As you correctly pointed out, people tend to misinterpret the expression AI since they do not know what's behind an AI; it is pretty clear that in AI there is no more than just a bunch of algorithms ...
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Are there any refutation of the original Lovelace Test?

I am a future neurologist with a very complete understanding of linguistic processing in the brain. I am also an overprotective parent, so I monitor every phrase uttered to my child, and also ...
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What are the specific requirements of the Turing test?

There are really two questions here, that I can see. One is "what were the specific requirements of the original Turing test, as stated by Turing himself?" The other is "What should the specific ...
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Can the IQ of an AI program be measured?

It all depends of what your A.I. can do. Even humans cannot do everything. If your AI program is so smart, ask it to take the general IQ tests for humans. Because the real IQ tests are made of ...
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Do specific units exists for measuring the intelligence of a machine?

Shane Legg and Marcus Hutter proposed one in 2006. The main descriptive quotes (see the paper for the actual formula): Intelligence measures an agent’s general ability to achieve goals in a wide ...
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Do specific units exists for measuring the intelligence of a machine?

One of the challenges of AI is defining Intelligence. If we could precisely define general intelligence then we could program it into a computer. After all an algorithm is a process so well defined ...
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How will we recognize a conscious machine?

There are two main subjects you need to look at to understand the problem: The Turing Test The Turing test, developed by Alan Turing in 1950, is a test of a machine's ability to exhibit ...
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What is the Turing test?

The Turing test is a test proposed by Alan Turing (one of the founders of computer science and artificial intelligence), described in section 1 of paper Computing Machinery and Intelligence (1950), to ...
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How do we test if an model or algorithm is AI-complete?

According to the Wikipedia definition, a problem is said to be AI-complete if it requires generalized, human-level intelligence, that is, requires strong AI. The Turing test and its variants are the ...
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What are the criteria for a system to be considered intelligent?

To ask what makes a system intelligent almost begs the question 'in this context what do we mean by artificially intelligent?' which I think this what this question is really gearing towards. From my ...
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Are Siri and Cortana AI programs?

Short Answer, No. Explained, Siri and Cortana are just inference engines. Though how applaudable their ability to synthesize text from speech and parse lexical maps from the text using Machine ...
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Are Siri and Cortana AI programs?

They are virtual artificial agents which exhibit intelligent behavior (AI). Tim Urban on Wait But Why website wrote the following: The software and data behind Siri is AI, the woman’s voice we ...
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