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==== Self-Programming ==== ==== Self-Programming ====
-|  \\ What it is  | //Self-programming// here means, with respect to some virtual machine <m>M</m>, the production of one or more programs created by <m>M</m> itself, whose //principles// for creation were provided to <m>M</m> at design time, but whose details were //decided by// <m>M</m> at runtime based on its //experience//.  |+|  \\ What it is  | //Self-programming// here means, with respect to some virtual machine <m>M</m>, the production of one or more programs created by <m>M</m> itself, whose //principles// for creation were provided to <m>M</m> at design time, but whose details were //decided by// <m>M</m> at runtimebased on its //experience//.  |
|  Self-Generated Program  | \\ Determined by some factors in the interaction between the system and its environment.   | |  Self-Generated Program  | \\ Determined by some factors in the interaction between the system and its environment.   |
|  Historical note  | Concept of self-programming is old (J. von Neumann one of the first to talk about self-replication in machines). However, few if any proposals for how to achieve this has been fielded.  [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Von_Neumann_universal_constructor|Von Neumann's universal constructor on Wikipedia]]   | |  Historical note  | Concept of self-programming is old (J. von Neumann one of the first to talk about self-replication in machines). However, few if any proposals for how to achieve this has been fielded.  [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Von_Neumann_universal_constructor|Von Neumann's universal constructor on Wikipedia]]   |
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|  source  | [[http://alumni.media.mit.edu/~kris/ftp/JAGI-Special-Self-Progr-Editorial-ThorissonEtAl-09.pdf|Thórisson et al. 2012]]   | |  source  | [[http://alumni.media.mit.edu/~kris/ftp/JAGI-Special-Self-Progr-Editorial-ThorissonEtAl-09.pdf|Thórisson et al. 2012]]   |

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==== Integrated Cognitive Control ==== ==== Integrated Cognitive Control ====
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|  Cognitive Growth  | The structural change resulting from learning in a structurally autonomous cognitive system - the target of which is self-improvement.  | |  Cognitive Growth  | The structural change resulting from learning in a structurally autonomous cognitive system - the target of which is self-improvement.  |

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==== Cognitive Growth ==== ==== Cognitive Growth ====
|  What it is  | Changes in the cognitive controller (the core "thinking" part) over and beyond basic learning: After a growth burst of this kind the controller can learn differently/better/new things, especially new //categories// of things.   | |  What it is  | Changes in the cognitive controller (the core "thinking" part) over and beyond basic learning: After a growth burst of this kind the controller can learn differently/better/new things, especially new //categories// of things.   |
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==== Predictability ==== ==== Predictability ====