Artificial General Intelligence

2009

Dr. Allan Combs – The Nature of Conscious-ness

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A multidisciplinary review of the phenomenon of consciousness, covering neuroscience, philosophy, AI, nonlinear dynamics and other perspectives.

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Dr. Pei Wang – A Logical Model of Intelligence 2 of 3


NARS (Non-Axiomatic Reasoning System) is designed to serve as the core of general-purpose intelligent systems. It is built according to the belief that “intelligence” is the capability for a system to adapt to its environment while working with insufficient knowledge and resources. This four-day talk will introduce the major components of NARS, and discuss their properties.

Readings

* Toward a Unified Artificial Intelligence, http://nars.wang.googlepages.com/wang.unifiedAI.pdf
* From NARS to a Thinking Machine, http://nars.wang.googlepages.com/wang.roadmap.pdf

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Dr. Allan Combs – The Brain as a Neuroscientist Sees It 2 of 2

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An introduction to how cognitive neuroscientists think about intelligence and consciousness in the brain, including an introduction to brain anatomy as well as cellular level neurodynamics and their implications for the nature of intelligence.

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Dr. Pei Wang – A Logical Model of Intelligence 1 of 3


NARS (Non-Axiomatic Reasoning System) is designed to serve as the core of general-purpose intelligent systems. It is built according to the belief that “intelligence” is the capability for a system to adapt to its environment while working with insufficient knowledge and resources. This four-day talk will introduce the major components of NARS, and discuss their properties.

Readings

* Toward a Unified Artificial Intelligence, http://nars.wang.googlepages.com/wang.unifiedAI.pdf
* From NARS to a Thinking Machine, http://nars.wang.googlepages.com/wang.roadmap.pdf.

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Dr. Ben Goertzel – The Mathematics of Universal and General Intelligence

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This lecture briefly reviews universal machine learning theories, including Solomonoff’s Algorithimic Probability Theory, Hutter’s AIXI algorithm and Schimdhuber’s Goedel Machine. Relevance of these theories to pragmatic general intelligence is also covered.

Readings

* Universal AI: (optional)
* Godel Machine:l (optional)

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Dr. Allan Combs – The Brain as a Neuroscientist Sees It 1 of 2

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An introduction to how cognitive neuroscientists think about intelligence and consciousness in the brain, including an introduction to brain anatomy as well as cellular level neurodynamics and their implications for the nature of intelligence.

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Dr. Pei Wang – Approaches to Defining and Evaluating General Intelligence

Dr. Pei Wang

This one-day talk will introduce the major approaches in building general-purpose AI systems, compare them with human intelligence, analyze their theoretical assumptions, and evaluate their potential and limitation.

Readings

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Dr. Ben Goertzel – AGI versus Narrow AI


Dr. Ben Goertzel

This was the opening lecture of the First AGI Summer School.  A nontechnical lecture, giving a review of the history of the AI field, and the foundational theory of intelligence, culminating in a clarification of the distinction between Artificial General Intelligence and task-focused “narrow AI.”  Also a brief overview of some current software systems aimed at AGI, including OpenCog, NARS and others.

The slides for the talk are here in PPT format and here in PDF format.

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