7 months 3 weeks ago
If we zoom out of the mundane and take a bird’s eye view on life, it is simple. We are born, we grow, we reproduce, we take care of our young while gradually declining, and then we die of a long and terrible or short and not so terrible disease. The millions of years of evolution polished us to accept this paradigm, and the inability to change had made us content with the situation. Advances in science and technology satisfied our basic needs and allowed for the new concepts for “pursuit of the greater…

9 months 4 weeks ago
By Alex Zhavoronkov, PhD | Wednesday, December 26, 2018  |  Cognitive World on Forbes If life is a video game or a simulated reality, what are the rules and how are we being evaluated? One approach for developing and testing Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is to create and place autonomous intelligent agents inside realistic simulations—but with no obvious objective. This strategy is not so different from our lives. We do not have a clear objective for winning the game of life.  It is a problem…