AI Services (CAIS)

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An AI service as used in the context of Eric Drexler's papertechnical report Reframing Superintelligence: Comprehensive AI Services as General Intelligence (CAIS), is an AI system that delivers bounded results for some task using bounded resources in bounded time. It is contrasted with agentive AGI, which carries out open-ended goals over an unbounded period of time.

An AI servicesservice as used in the context of Eric Drexler's paper Reframing Superintelligence: Comprehensive AI Services as General Intelligence (CAIS); from this summary:

AI researchers consider a problem, define a search space, formulate an objective, and use an optimization technique in order to obtain an AI system, called a service, that performs the task.
A service is an AI system that delivers bounded results for some task using bounded resources in bounded time. Superintelligent language translation would count asIt is contrasted with agentive AGI, which carries out open-ended goals over an unbounded period of time.

A gradual accumulation of increasingly competent services is one model of how AI might develop. For a service, even though it requires a very detailed understanding of the world, including engineering, history, science, etc. Episodic RL agents also count as services.

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