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Artificial General Intelligence

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  • First ever to focus exclusively on Artificial General Intelligence

  • Contains chapters by the leaders of AGI research at universities, corporations and research institutes around the world

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Cognitive Technologies (COGTECH)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XV
  2. Contemporary Approaches to Artificial General Intelligence

    • Cassio Pennachin, Ben Goertzel
    Pages 1-30
  3. The Logic of Intelligence

    • Pei Wang
    Pages 31-62
  4. The Novamente Artificial Intelligence Engine

    • Ben Goertzel, Cassio Pennachin
    Pages 63-129
  5. Artificial Brains

    • Hugo de Garis
    Pages 159-174
  6. The New AI: General & Sound & Relevant for Physics

    • Jürgen Schmidhuber
    Pages 175-198
  7. The Natural Way to Artificial Intelligence

    • Vladimir G. Red’ko
    Pages 327-351
  8. 3D Simulation: the Key to A.I.

    • Keith A. Hoyes
    Pages 353-387
  9. Levels of Organization in General Intelligence

    • Eliezer Yudkowsky
    Pages 389-501
  10. Back Matter

    Pages 503-509

About this book

This is the first book on current research on artificial general intelligence (AGI), work explicitly focused on engineering general intelligence – autonomous, self-reflective, self-improving, commonsensical intelligence.

Each author explains a specific aspect of AGI in detail in each chapter, while also investigating the common themes in the work of diverse groups, and posing the big, open questions in this vital area.

The book will be of interest to researchers and students who require a coherent treatment of AGI and the relationships between AI and related fields such as physics, philosophy, neuroscience, linguistics, psychology, biology, sociology, anthropology and engineering.

Keywords

  • 3D graphics
  • Rover
  • Universal Algorithmic Intelligence
  • algorithms
  • artificial general intelligence
  • artificial intelligence
  • cognitive science
  • complex system
  • intelligence
  • linguistics
  • logic
  • neuroscience
  • philosophy
  • proving
  • simulation

Editors and Affiliations

  • AGIRI — Artificial General Intelligence Research Institute, Rockville, USA

    Ben Goertzel, Cassio Pennachin

About the editors

The chief editor of the book, Dr. Ben Goertzel, has published 4 research treatises in AI, cognitive science and systems theory, a biography of Linus Pauling, and one previous edited volume (in the area of dynamical psychology), as well as numerous research papers (for his CV, see www.goertzel.org/ben/newResume.htm).

Dr. Ben Goertzel has been involved in AI research and application development since the late 1980’s. He holds a PhD in mathematics from Temple University, and over the period 1989-1997 he held several university faculty positions in mathematics, computer science, and psychology, in the US, New Zealand and Australia.

Dr. Goertzel is author of numerous research papers and journalistic articles, a biography of Linus Pauling, and five scholarly books dealing with topics in the cognitive sciences, including Chaotic Logic (Plenum Press, 1994), and Creating Internet Intelligence (Plenum Press, 2001). 

Currently, as CEO of the software firms Biomind LLC and Novamente LLC, he is leading a team of AI researchers in the development and commercialization of Artificial General Intelligence technology.

Cassio Pennachin has been leading software development projects since the mid-1990's, in artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, operations research and other areas.  Prior to taking on his current role as CTO of Novamente LLC and Biomind LLC, he served as founder and CEO of Vetta Technologies, a Brazil-based software consulting firm, and he led a team developing mass spectrometry data analysis software for Proteometrics.  From 1998-2001 Cassio was the former VP of R&D at Webmind Inc., leading several projects in AI, data mining and information retrieval.  

Ben and Cassio are the chief architects of the Novamente AI Engine, one of the AGI projects described in the book.

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Buying options

eBook
USD 219.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-540-68677-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)