Universal Artificial Intelligence: Sequential Decisions Based On Algorithmic Probability by Marcus HutterUniversal Artificial Intelligence: Sequential Decisions Based On Algorithmic Probability by Marcus Hutter

Universal Artificial Intelligence: Sequential Decisions Based On Algorithmic Probability

byMarcus Hutter

Hardcover | October 12, 2004

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Personal motivation. The dream of creating artificial devices that reach or outperform human inteUigence is an old one. It is also one of the dreams of my youth, which have never left me. What makes this challenge so interesting? A solution would have enormous implications on our society, and there are reasons to believe that the AI problem can be solved in my expected lifetime. So, it's worth sticking to it for a lifetime, even if it takes 30 years or so to reap the benefits. The AI problem. The science of artificial intelligence (AI) may be defined as the construction of intelligent systems and their analysis. A natural definition of a system is anything that has an input and an output stream. Intelligence is more complicated. It can have many faces like creativity, solving prob­ lems, pattern recognition, classification, learning, induction, deduction, build­ ing analogies, optimization, surviving in an environment, language processing, and knowledge. A formal definition incorporating every aspect of intelligence, however, seems difficult. Most, if not all known facets of intelligence can be formulated as goal driven or, more precisely, as maximizing some utility func­ tion. It is, therefore, sufficient to study goal-driven AI; e. g. the (biological) goal of animals and humans is to survive and spread. The goal of AI systems should be to be useful to humans.
Marcus Hutter received his masters in computer sciences in 1992 at the Technical University in Munich, Germany. After his PhD in theoretical particle physics he developed algorithms in a medical software company for 5 years. For four years he has been working as a researcher at the AI institute IDSIA in Lugano, Switzerland. His current...
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Title:Universal Artificial Intelligence: Sequential Decisions Based On Algorithmic ProbabilityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:278 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.03 inPublished:October 12, 2004Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3540221395

ISBN - 13:9783540221395

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Table of Contents

Short Tour Through the Book.- Simplicity & Uncertainty.- Universal Sequence Prediction.- Agents in Known Probabilistics Environments.- The Universal Algorithmic Agent AIXI.- Important Environmental Classes.- Computational Aspects.- Discussion.