Universal Artificial Intelligence: Sequential Decisions Based on Algorithmic Probability / Edition 1

Universal Artificial Intelligence: Sequential Decisions Based on Algorithmic Probability / Edition 1

by Marcus Hutter
     
 

ISBN-10: 3642060528

ISBN-13: 9783642060526

Pub. Date: 12/01/2010

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

This book presents sequential decision theory from a novel algorithmic information theory perspective. While the former is suited for active agents in known environments, the latter is suited for passive prediction in unknown environments. The book introduces these two different ideas and removes the limitations by unifying them to one parameter-free theory of an

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This book presents sequential decision theory from a novel algorithmic information theory perspective. While the former is suited for active agents in known environments, the latter is suited for passive prediction in unknown environments. The book introduces these two different ideas and removes the limitations by unifying them to one parameter-free theory of an optimal reinforcement learning agent embedded in an unknown environment. Most AI problems can easily be formulated within this theory, reducing the conceptual problems to pure computational ones. Considered problem classes include sequence prediction, strategic games, function minimization, reinforcement and supervised learning. The discussion includes formal definitions of intelligence order relations, the horizon problem and relations to other approaches. One intention of this book is to excite a broader AI audience about abstract algorithmic information theory concepts, and conversely to inform theorists about exciting applications to AI.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642060526
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Series:
Texts in Theoretical Computer Science. An EATCS Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
0.64(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Short Tour Through the Book.- Simplicity & Uncertainty.- Universal Sequence Prediction.- Agents in Known Probabilistics Environments.- The Universal Algorithmic Agent AIXI.- Important Environmental Classes.- Computational Aspects.- Discussion.

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