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Submission + - SPAM: Can Curiosity Be Programmed?

destinyland writes: AI researcher Jurgen Schmidhuber says his main scientific ambition "is to build an optimal scientist, then retire." The Cognitive Robotics professor has worked on problems including artificial ants and even robots that are taught how to tie shoelaces using reinforcement learning, but he believes algorithms can be written that allow the programming of curiosity itself. "Curiosity is the desire to create or discover more non-random, non-arbitrary, regular data that is novel and surprising..." He's already created art using algorithmic information theory, and can describe the simple algorithmic principle that underlies subjective beauty, creativity, and curiosity itself. And he ultimately addresses the possibility that the entire Universe, including everyone in it, is in principle computable by a completely deterministic computer program."
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