Book Chapter

Artificial general intelligence: an organism and level based position statement



Smith L (2008) Artificial general intelligence: an organism and level based position statement. In: Wang P, Goertzel B & Franklin S (eds.) Artificial General Intelligence, 2008: Proceedings of the First AGI Conference. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Volume 171. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: IOS Press, pp. 429-433.

Do simple animals, even single-celled animals, display general intelligence? If we take this to mean that they can cope with their environment, even when it is dynamic, the answer would have to be yes. What is it that gives them this easy capability, yet makes it hard for us to design systems which have it? We suggest that it is from the non-determinism which arises from the lowest levels of their operation, and from the way in which the different levels of their operation interact.We propose techniques whereby these might be incorporated into artificial systems.

Animals; conference; Design; environment; Intelligence; LEVEL; levels; ORGANISM; SYSTEM; Systems; Techniques

Title of seriesFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Number in seriesVolume 171
Publication date31/12/2008
PublisherIOS Press
Publisher URL…telligence-2008/
Place of publicationAmsterdam, The Netherlands

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Professor Leslie Smith

Professor Leslie Smith

Emeritus Professor, Computing Science