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What kind of simulated environment is complex enough to develop a general AI?

I think this is one of the best AGI related questions I've see in this forum. I will skip all thematic about "what is an AGI", "simulation game", ... These topics have been discussed during decades ...
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Will an AI ever understand its own functionality?

This is a great question, elements of which I have also been pondering on, though we are very far from being able to actually wrestle with it algorithmically. This question raises all kinds of ...
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Are AI algorithms capable of self-repair?

Yes, this was an active area of research in a number of different AI fields. Probably the most directly related work is Bongard, Zykov & Lipson's self-repairing robots from the early 2000's. ...
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What kind of simulated environment is complex enough to develop a general AI?

I think the most important thing is that it has to have time simulated in some way. Think self aware chatbot. Then to be "self aware" the environment could be data that is fed in through time that can ...
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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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How will we recognize a conscious machine?

"Consciousness" does not have a universal definition. However, if you are really into "consciousness", you should probably read about Searle's Chinese Room experiment or Marvin Minsky's society of ...
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How will we recognize a conscious machine?

I think general artificial intelligence will only be possible with some form of self awareness included. Many aspects of human communication do not work if one of the communicating partners does not ...
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What kind of simulated environment is complex enough to develop a general AI?

Though a good answer by @pasaba por aqui, I'd agree with @zooby that a graph might be too simplistic. If humans were in an environment where the options were drown or take 5000 unrelated steps to ...
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What kind of simulated environment is complex enough to develop a general AI?

Of the answers so far, the one from @DukeZhou were the most provocative. For instance, the reference to the Chinese Room critique brings up Searle's contention that some form of intentionality might ...
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What kind of simulated environment is complex enough to develop a general AI?

General AI can absolutely exist in a 2D world, just that a generalized AI (defined here as "consistent strength across a set of problems") in this context would still be quite distinct from an ...
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Are AI algorithms capable of self-repair?

The question and the example are a few contradictory. The example is about a physical brain damage. Computer systems with the ability to self-repair exists from 1970's. They can repair a damaged disk ...
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How to detect a full-fledged self-aware AI?

This question should probably be moved to worldbuilding.stackexchange … That being said, in the context of a story, I would look at something like the neural correlates of consciousness. In this book ...
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How to detect a full-fledged self-aware AI?

"A full-fledged self-aware artificial intelligence may have come to exist in a distributed environment like the internet" The question implies that this artificial intelligence has ...
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Is there a formal name for this philosophical AI problem?

Your problem closely resembles John Searle's "Chinese Room" argument, which claimed that one (or more) abstract "intelligence tests" lack the discriminitive ability to distinguish between a trivial ...
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Is there a formal name for this philosophical AI problem?

If something is indistinguishable from a human it is as intelligent as a human. There is no such thing as simulated intelligence. Consciousness of course is a different matter and I suspect that's ...
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Will an AI ever understand its own functionality?

Machines will never be conscious. Let's try this theoretical thought exercise. You memorize a whole bunch of shapes. Then, you memorize the order the shapes are supposed to go in, so that if you see ...
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