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Could a paradox kill an AI?

This classic problem exhibits a basic misunderstanding of what an artificial general intelligence would likely entail. First, consider this programmer's joke: The programmer's wife couldn't take it ...
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Could a paradox kill an AI?

This popular meme originated in the era of 'Good Old Fashioned AI' (GOFAI), when the belief was that intelligence could usefully be defined entirely in terms of logic. The meme seems to rely on the ...
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Could a paradox kill an AI?

I see several good answers, but most are assuming that inferential infinite loop is a thing of the past, only related to logical AI (the famous GOFAI). But it's not. An infinite loop can happen in ...
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Could a paradox kill an AI?

The halting problem says that it's not possible to determine whether any given algorithm will halt. Therefore, while a machine could conceivably recognize some "traps", it couldn't test arbitrary ...
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Could a paradox kill an AI?

Another similar question might be: "What vulnerabilities does an AI have?" "Kill" may not make as much sense with respect to an AI. What we really want to know is, relative to some goal, in what ways ...
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Could a paradox kill an AI?

Nope in the same way a circular reference on a spreadsheet cannot kill a computer. All loops cyclic dependencies, can be detected (you can always check if a finite Turing machine enters the same state ...
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Is the singularity something to be taken seriously?

I can say that among AI researchers I interact with, it far more common to view it as wild speculation than as settled fact. This is borne out by surveys of AI researchers, with 80% thinking strong ...
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Could a paradox kill an AI?

No. This is easily prevented by a number of safety mechanisms that are sure to be present in a well-designed AI system. For example, a timeout could be used. If the AI system is not able to handle ...
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Could a paradox kill an AI?

AIs used in computer games already encounter similar problems, and if well designed, they can avoid it easily. The simplest method to avoid freezing in case of an unsolvable problem is to have a timer ...
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What are the most instructive movies about artificial intelligence?

Here are my suggestions Her, the AI part (movie spoiler): Ex Machina the AI part (movie spoiler): Eagle Eye, the AI part (movie spoiler): Big Hero 6, the AI part (movie spoiler):
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What are the common myths associated with Artificial Intelligence?

As Artificial Intelligence is rapidly invading in our lives the myths around AI is also fabricating rapidly. Before getting into details one need to get clear off from this myths. Myth 1: AI will ...
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What are the most instructive movies about artificial intelligence?

2001 (1968) HAL 9000 is a great example of an artificial general intelligence that goes astray, where the humans don't understand the reasoning process as values dis-align. (This is a nod to Asimov ...
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Could a paradox kill an AI?

Well, the issue of anthropomorphizing the AI aside, the answer is "yes, sort of." Depending on how the AI is implemented, it's reasonable to say it could get "stuck" trying to resolve a paradox, or ...
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Could a paradox kill an AI?

It seems to me this is just a probabilistic equation like any other. I'm sure Google handles paradoxical solution sets Billions of times a day, and I can't say my spam filter has ever caused a (ahem) ...
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Could a paradox kill an AI?

Killing AI by 'thinking' about a paradox would be called a bug in implementation of that AI, so it's possible (depending how it's being done), but less likely. Most of AI implementation operate in non-...
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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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Is the singularity something to be taken seriously?

There is at least one very important and serious AI scientist that apparently believes in the creation of true artificial general intelligence and possibly superintelligence: Jürgen Schmidhuber, who ...
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What are the implications of the statement "If you can't tell, does it matter?" in relation to AI?

The question in this video is Are you real? What does this question really mean? Is the guy asking whether the apparent female (I don't know if she is a cyborg or not because I did not yet watch the ...
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Is Really "AI" Light Years Away from achieving Cognitive Ability of Human?

If certain philosophers are correct, Artificial General Intelligence will be, like fusion power, "always twenty years away". For the true believers, it is an inevitability, and opinions vary. It ...
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What are the most instructive movies about artificial intelligence?

Here are the best movies about artificial intelligence 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970) Blade Runner (1982) A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) Her (2013)
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What are the most instructive movies about artificial intelligence?

A great movie to watch would be A.I. Artificial Intelligence, which is a sort of modern retelling of Pinocchio. Another good AI movie where the main character is a robot would be Bicentennial Man, ...
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What are the most instructive movies about artificial intelligence?

The Machine, which came out a year before Ex-Machina, features topics such as ethics, AI testing (specifically, the Turing test), artificial consciousness, emotional intelligence, artificial general ...
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What are the most instructive movies about artificial intelligence?

Transcendence was a a pretty good look at a super-intelligent AI.
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What are the common myths associated with Artificial Intelligence?

In artificial intelligence, even though not everyone agrees, a common (and maybe the biggest) myth is that of the intelligence explosion, which some people claim will happen (without considering ...
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How does a robot protect its own existence

Right now, the scenarios where automata protect their own existence is limited. In the case of autonomous vehicles, primary goals would certainly be collision avoidance, and other hazards (deep ...
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What are methods human actors use to imitate robots?

Disclaimer: The intent of this answer is to suggest a a parallel between methods of acting and machine learning, both in intent and application, and theory. A large number of links are included for ...
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What are the most instructive movies about artificial intelligence?

Upgrade This film depicts a very plausible near future when drones oversee our lives (e.g. the police use them to fight crime) and common people possess self-driving cars. This is definitely one of ...
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Will robots rebel against their human creators?

I don't like to be a killjoy, but this question seems premature (that's why it's hd the "mythology of AI" tag added to it). The kinds of emergent artificial general intelligence depicted in the movies ...
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Is Intelligence a naturally occurring function of Information Technology?

Maybe, but it depends to a very large degree on the choice of definition. One of the biggest challenges for AI researchers, neuroscientists, philosophers, and psychologists, has been that the ...
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