Theoretical Foundations of Artificial General Intelligence

Volume 4 of the series Atlantis Thinking Machines pp 173-195


Towards an Actual Gödel Machine Implementation: a Lesson in Self-Reflective Systems

  • Bas R. SteunebrinkAffiliated withIDSIA and University of Lugano Email author 
  • , Jürgen SchmidhuberAffiliated withIDSIA and University of Lugano

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Recently, interest has been revived in self-reflective systems in the context of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). An AGI system should be intelligent enough to be able to reason about its own program code, and make modifications where it sees fit, improving on the initial code written by human programmers. A pertinent example is the Gödel Machine, which employs a proof searcher—in parallel to its regular problem solves duties—to find a self-rewrite of which it can prove that it will be beneficial.