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Is the Turing Test, or any of its variants, a reliable test of artificial intelligence?

The rhetorical point of the Turing Test is that it places the 'test' for 'humanity' in observable outcomes, instead of in internal components. If you would behave the same in interacting with an AI as ...
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How can an AI freely make decisions?

Neural networks, deep learning and other supervised learning algorithms do not "take actions" by themselves, they lack agency. However, it is relatively easy to give a machine agency, as far as ...
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Is the Turing Test, or any of its variants, a reliable test of artificial intelligence?

The problem of the Turing Test is that it tests the machines ability to resemble humans. Not necessarily every form of AI has to resemble humans. This makes the Turing Test less reliable. However, it ...
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What is the difference between goal-based and utility-based agents?

Utility is a fundamental to Artificial Intelligence because it is the means by which we evaluate an agent's performance in relation to a problem. To distinguish between the concept of economic utility ...
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What are some examples of intelligent agents for each intelligent agent class?

There are no distinguishable hardware examples for each IA class. The same mobile robot architecture with proper sensors can be implemented to behave as any IA class. The way you can determine the ...
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What are the differences between an agent and a model?

Agent The other answer defines an agent as a policy (as it's defined in reinforcement learning). However, although this definition is fine for most current purposes, given that currently agents are ...
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Is the Turing Test, or any of its variants, a reliable test of artificial intelligence?

The classical Turing Test certainly does have limitations. Because I don't see it mentioned here yet, I'll suggest you read about The Chinese Room, which is one of the most commonly cited reasons why ...
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What is the definition of rationality?

When we use the term rationality in AI, it tends to conform to the game theory/decision theory definition of rational agent. In a solved or tractable game, an agent can have perfect rationality. If ...
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What are the differences between an agent that thinks rationally and an agent that acts rationally?

Maybe a good example to think about would be something like the Sphyx story. The wasp in the story appears to behave like a rational being: it seems to have a plan of action, it seems to be able to do ...
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What are the necessary components to make an AI agent capable of self-programming?

At the highest level, all it needs is for the various systems already discussed to incorporate code objects. If it can interpret its source code / model architecture from the formatted text objects ...
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What does the agent in reinforcement learning exactly do?

The agent in RL is the component that makes the decision of what action to take. In order to make that decision, the agent is allowed to use any observation from the environment, and any internal ...
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What are the differences between an agent and a model?

In game AI context: An Agent is a player that plays the game. basically, its a function that gets the current state of the game and returns the next action. A Model is a representation of the game. ...
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Are humans intelligent according to the definition of an intelligent agent?

"the human mind is a battleground of higher level goals and lower level goals "— Marvin Minsky paraphrasing Sigmund Freud I argue that in general human agents try to maximise a hierarchy of ...
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Is the Turing Test, or any of its variants, a reliable test of artificial intelligence?

There are many definitions of Artificial Intelligence out in the wild. All these definitions are part of one (or more) of the areas. There are four main domains, and the picture below will shed some ...
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What is the definition of rationality?

I've read that a simple reflex agent will not act rationally in a lot of environments. E.g. a simple reflex agent can't act rationally when driving a car as it needs previous perceptions to make ...
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What is the difference between simple reflex and model-based agents?

A simplex reflex agent takes actions based on current situational experiences. For example, if you set your smart bulb to turn on at some given time, let's say at 9 pm, the bulb won't recognize how ...
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How to detect when human voice / speech appears in an microphone stream?

Your problem is an old one. There are many methods, referred to as Voice Activity Detection (VAD) methods, which detect speech from an audio signal. The typical design of a VAD algorithm follows one ...
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What is an agent in Artificial Intelligence?

The acclaimed book Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (by Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig) gives a definition of an agent An agent is anything that can be viewed as perceiving its environment ...
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How can an AI agent tackle through existential crisis?

Excellent question. Suppose that artificial consciousness does exist in the future. Let's call it Aiwyn (as in “I win” and “AI win”). Now, the question is what will Aiwyn do ...
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What are some of the possible future applications of intelligent agents?

At the moment, what I can think of are the following applications, but there are potentially a lot more. Decision Maker: If you have any problem making a decision, intelligent agents can be used to ...
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Is there anything novel about Zuckerberg's Jarvis?

No, there is nothing novel about this system. The main hurdle he had to pass was problems that you will face when your system has a lot of integration points across various APIs provided by different ...
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How can I design an AI that knows when its being spoken to?

Phrase detection instead of text-to-speech It's worth noting that detection of particular phrases or commands is considered a distinct problem, different from text to speech / text transcription. ...
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What is the difference between abstract, autonomous and virtual intelligent agents?

I don't think there are many contexts where there is any really meaningful distinction between these terms. Even in the WP article you refer to, it is shown that "abstract intelligent agent" and "...
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Is the Turing Test, or any of its variants, a reliable test of artificial intelligence?

It depends on how the test is given. For example, when people claimed that a machine had successfully passed the Turing Test a few years ago, the criteria was pretty weak. It only had to fool 30% of ...
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How do we create a good agent that does not outperform humans?

You basically have to degrade the result, assuming that the machine always finds the best move. There are a number of possibilities: restrict the depth of searching. In early chess programs I believe ...
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How can an AI freely make decisions?

The short answer, i think, is that it cannot. The AI system will only do, and it will only be good at the task that the programmer made it for. Of course you could have an AI that, for example, can ...
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Are there any agents that are based on quantum computing?

I think you are looking for quantum machine learning (QML), which is a relatively new field that sits at the intersection of quantum computing and machine learning. If you are not familiar with ...
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Why would the lookup table (of a table-driven artificial agent) need to store data at pixel precision?

A tabular system for agent decisions is a direct and simple map of percept to control choice. For each percept received, the agent looks up the percept and cross-references it to the action it should ...
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Is a team of ML scientists an "intelligent agent"?

Is there a term for the humans who do [machine] learning? Typically you will see "AI researchers" for people studying machine intelligence in general, or "data scientists" for ...

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