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Self-modification of policy and utility function in rational agents

Everitt, Tom; Filan, Daniel; Daswani, Mayank; Hutter, Marcus


Any agent that is part of the environment it interacts with and has versatile actuators (such as arms and fingers), will in principle have the ability to self-modify – for example by changing its own source code. As we continue to create more and more intelligent agents, chances increase that they will learn about this ability. The question is: will they want to use it? For example, highly intelligent systems may find ways to change their goals to something more easily achievable, thereby...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-06-25
Type: Journal article
Source: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-41649-6_1
Access Rights: Open Access


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