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[R] Schmidhuber's blog post on World Models and Artificial Curiosity

On Jan 1, 2021
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Schmidhuber's ‘New Year’ blog post on planning and reinforcement learning with recurrent world models and artificial curiosity: “Agents with adaptive recurrent world models suggest a simple explanation of consciousness and self-awareness.” @SchmidhuberAI https://t.co/RJ2n88QQiZ
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It uses unsupervised learning and predictive coding [UN0-UN3] [SNT] to compress observation sequences. A so-called "conscious chunker RNN" attends to unexpected events that surprise a lower-level so-called "subconscious automatiser RNN." The chunker RNN learns to "understand" the ...

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Schmidhuber's ‘New Year’ blog post on planning and reinforcement learning with recurrent world models and artificial curiosity: “Agents with adaptive recurrent world models suggest a simple explanation of consciousness and self-awareness.” @SchmidhuberAI https://t.co/RJ2n88QQiZ
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[R] Schmidhuber's blog post on World Models and Artificial Curiosity

[R] Schmidhuber's blog post on World Models and Artificial Curiosity

It uses unsupervised learning and predictive coding [UN0-UN3] [SNT] to compress observation sequences. A so-called "conscious chunker RNN" attends to unexpected events that surprise a ...

1990: Planning & Reinforcement Learning with Recurrent World Models and Artificial Curiosity

1990: Planning & Reinforcement Learning with Recurrent World Models and Artificial Curiosity

The technical report FKI-126-90 introduced several concepts that are now widely used: (1) planning with recurrent NNs (RNNs) as world models, (2) high-dimensional reward signals (also as ...

Renewed Perspectives on the Deep Roots and Broad Distribution of Animal Consciousness

Renewed Perspectives on the Deep Roots and Broad Distribution of Animal Consciousness

The vast majority of neurobiologists have long abandoned the Cartesian view of non-human animals as unconscious automatons—acknowledging instead the high likelihood that mammals and birds ...

What Are The Levels Of The Mind And How To Improve Them

What Are The Levels Of The Mind And How To Improve Them

According to Sigmund Freud, we all have three levels of the mind. Knowing what these are and how to improve them can help us thrive.

Voices in AI – Episode 96: A Conversation with Gary Marcus

Voices in AI – Episode 96: A Conversation with Gary Marcus

About this Episode Episode 96 of Voices in AI features Byron speaking with author and psychologist Gary Marcus about the nature…

Is Neuroscience a Bigger Threat than Artificial Intelligence?

Is Neuroscience a Bigger Threat than Artificial Intelligence?

IBM’s Jeopardy winning computer Watson is a serious threat, not just to the livelihood of medical diagnosticians, but to other professionals who may find themselves going the way of ...

Are Machines Conscious?

Are Machines Conscious?

A popular definition of consciousness is the awareness of internal and external environments. Since functional machines are aware of their environment, perhaps we should recognize that as ...

Artificial intelligence knows what you'll choose before you've made up your mind

Artificial intelligence knows what you'll choose before you've made up your mind

It's a New Zealand-based world first - the computer that knows what you're going to choose before you do.

What Neuroscience Cannot Tell Us About Ourselves

What Neuroscience Cannot Tell Us About Ourselves

Debunking the tropes of neuromythology — by Raymond Tallis

Tinkering with Consciousness – The Great Ethical Precipice We Face

Tinkering with Consciousness – The Great Ethical Precipice We Face

In the coming decades ahead, we’ll likely augment our minds and explore not only a different kind of “human experience”, we’ll likely explore the further reaches of sentience and ...

Scientists Still Don’t Totally Understand What It Means to Be Conscious

Scientists Still Don’t Totally Understand What It Means to Be Conscious

Axel Cleeremans, a psychologist and researcher, has spent the last 30 years trying to figure it out.

Artificial intelligence should get the same ethical protections as animals

Artificial intelligence should get the same ethical protections as animals

It might be a long time before we create an AI that can explain its feelings to us. But we could create ones as sophisticated as animals much sooner. How will we treat them?