Theoretical Foundations of Artificial General Intelligence

Volume 4 of the series Atlantis Thinking Machines pp 305-323


Theories of Artificial Intelligence—Meta-Theoretical considerations

  • Pei WangAffiliated withTemple University

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This chapter addresses several central meta-theoretical issues of AI and AGI. After analyzing the nature of the field, three criteria for desired theories are proposed: correctness, concreteness, and compactness. The criteria are clarified in the AI context, and using them, the current situation in the field is evaluated.