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Cognitive Synergy between Procedural and Declarative Learning in the Control of Animated and Robotic Agents Using the OpenCogPrime AGI Architecture

AAAI Conferences

The hypothesis is presented that "cognitive synergy" -- proactive and mutually-assistive feedback between different cognitive processes associated with different types of memory -- may serve as a foundation for advanced artificial general intelligence. A specific AI architecture founded on this idea, OpenCogPrime, is described, in the context of its application to control virtual agents and robots. The manifestations of cognitive synergy in OpenCogPrime's procedural and declarative learning algorithms are discussed in some detail.

Lifelong Forgetting: A Critical Ingredient of Lifelong Learning, and Its Implementation in the OpenCog Integrative AI Framework

AAAI Conferences

Conceptually founded on the "patternist" systems theory of intelligence outlined in (Goertzel 2006), OCP combines Defining Forgetting In ordinary human discourse, the multiple AI paradigms such as uncertain logic, computational word "forget" has multiple shades of meaning. It can refer linguistics, evolutionary program learning and connectionist to the irreversible elimination of a certain knowledge item attention allocation in a unified architecture. Cognitive from memory; or it can mean something milder, as in cases processes embodying these different paradigms interoperate where someone "forgets" something, but then remembers it together on a common neural-symbolic knowledge shortly after. In the latter case, "forgetting" means that the store called the Atomspace. The interaction of these processes knowledge item has been stored in some portion of memory is designed to encourage the self-organizing emergence from which access is slow and uncertain.

A Novel Strategy for Hybridizing Subsymbolic and Symbolic Learning and Representation

AAAI Conferences

One approach to bridging the historic divide between "symbolic" and "subsymbolic" AI is to incorporate a subsymbolic system and a symbolic system into a synergetic integrative cognitive architecture. Here we consider various issues related to incorporating (subsymbolic) compositional spatiotemporal deep learning networks (CSDLNs, a term introduced to denote the category including HTM, DeSTIN and other similar systems) into an integrative cognitive architecture including symbolic aspects. The core conclusion is that for such integration to be meaningful, it must involve dynamic and adaptive linkage and conversion between CSDLN attractors spanning sensory, motor and goal hierarchies, and analogous representations in the remainder of the integrative architecture. We suggest the mechanism of "semantic CSDLNs", which maintain the general structure of CSDLNs but contain more abstract patterns, similar to those represented in more explicitly symbolic AI systems. This notion is made concrete by describing a planned integration of the DeSTIN CSDLN into the OpenCog integrative cognitive system (which includes a probabilistic-logical symbolic component).

Is Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) On The Horizon? Interview With Dr. Ben Goertzel, CEO & Founder, SingularityNET Foundation


The ultimate vision of artificial intelligence are systems that can handle the wide range of cognitive tasks that humans can. The idea of a single, general intelligence is referred to as Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), which encopmasses the idea of a single, generally intelligent system that can act and think much like humans. However, we have not yet achieved this concept of the generally intelligent system and as such, current AI applications are only capable of narrow applications of AI such as recognition systems, hyperpersonaliztion tools and recommendation systems, and even autonomous vehicles. This raises the question: Is AGI really around the corner, or are we chasing an elusive goal that we may never realize? Dr. Ben Goertzel CEO & Founder of the SingularityNET Foundation is particularly visible and vocal on his thoughts on Artificial Intelligence, AGI, and where research and industry are in regards to AGI. Speaking at the (Virtual) OpenCogCon event this week, Dr. Goertzel is one of the world's foremost experts in Artificial General Intelligence.

What Is the Connection Between Pedophilia and A.I. (Artificial Intelligence)?


Ed. note: Does pedophilia allow those involved with building A.I. technology to experiment with the very extremes in human emotions through pedophilia? While we are mesmerized by all this rapidly accelerating technology, what else is going on that might be of concern? Contributor I cover what entrepreneurs are looking to learn. Virtual gaming is about to warp through a black hole, thanks to a band of scientists in Hong Kong and a hedge funder with a zealous science background, called Jeffrey Epstein. Indeed, game programming is moving away from algorithmic robots to a twilight realm of emotional thinkers, taking online, video and toy entrepreneurs, one step closer to Star Trek's'Holodeck'. For years, in virtual gaming, the only intelligent player was the person playing the game, responding to non-reactive obstacles. At most, opponents could blow up or morph into something else.