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How to Make Intelligent Robots That Understand the World Guaana

There are some amazing robots roving the surface of Mars. However, they are heavily dependent on their human operators. But what if we could provide them with human-like intelligence so that they could find their own way without assistance? What if we could teach them to autonomously deal with completely novel situations? IEET Contributor Danko Nikolic on the 28th of September will answer your questions.

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Where does intelligence come from? by Danko Nikolic

It is amazing how intelligent we can be. We can construct shelter, find new ways of hunting, and create boats and machines. Our unique intelligence has been responsible for the emergence of civilization.

But how does a set of living cells become intelligent? How can flesh and blood turn into something that can create bicycles and airplanes or write novels?

This is the question of the origin of intelligence.

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Ideasthesia and Art by Danko Nikolic

Ideasthesia can be defined as a phenomenon in which activation of concepts produces phenomenal experience. The following article is concerned with the relationship between ideasthesia and art. In the past, it has proven difficult to come up with a comprehensive definition of art. Equally difficult seems to be to understand which psychological processes specifically underlie the creation and consumption of art. Here, an attempt is made to explain the psychology of art, as well as define art, based on the theory of ideasthesia. According to th...

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Danko Nikolic in Berlin Conference “Rise of the AI”

IEET contributor Danko Nikolic will be speaking at a conference in Berlin on February 25, titled “Rise of AI.”

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AI-Kindergarten: What does it take to build a truly intelligent machine? by Danko Nikolic

Building really intelligent machines, or so-called strong AI, is a daunting task for technology. I describe here an approach that can lead to creation of strong AI. The approach requires two technological novelties. One is a novel way of organizing knowledge. The other is a novel way for knowledge acquisition. Both novelties heavily mimic biology. The resulting method is called AI-Kindergarten and allows creation of safe AI that is biologically-like intelligent. At Nikolic Research Inc. we use AI-Kindergarten to produce strong AI software fo...

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The Droids We’re Looking For by Anthony Miccoli

I’ve been a fan of Cynthia Breazeal for well over a decade, and have watched her research evolve from her early doctoral work with Kismet, to her current work as the creator of JIBO and the founder of JIBO, inc. What I found so interesting about Dr. Breazeal was her commitment to creating not just artificial intelligence, but a robot which people could interact with in a fashion similar to human beings, but not exactly like human beings. 

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Practopoiesis - a Theory on How Life Organizes, including the Mind by Danko Nikolic


A thought results primarily from an adjustment of the brain hardware, and not from a computation executed by that hardware.

(Download open-access manuscript at Journal of Theoretical Biology.)

The reason you should be interested in practopoiesis if you are a: 

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Practopoiesis: How Cybernetics of Biology can Help AI by Danko Nikolic

By creating any form of AI we must copy from biology. The argument goes as follows. A brain is a biological product. And so must be then its products such as perception, insight, inference, logic, mathematics, etc. By creating AI we inevitably tap into something that biology has already invented on its own. It follows thus that the more we want the AI system to be similar to a human—e.g., to get a better grade on the Turing test—the more we need to copy the biology.

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Machines that Dream: Developing Artificial General Intelligence through AI-Kindergarten by Danko Nikolic

Abstract: Development of artificial general intelligence (AGI) may not be possible exclusively through human-created algorithms. Many aspects of human brain are not understandable to human scientists and engineers. Instead, AGI may require machines to create their own algorithms i.e., machines that learn to learn. It has been proposed that this can be achieved through AI-Kindergarten. In AI-Kindergarten machines are not left alone to figure out on their own the necessary algorithms, but they are heavily guided through human feedback....