Podcast Episode

Gigaom AI Minute – April 13

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In this episode, Byron talks about building an AGI.

Gigaom brings you our unique analysis and commentary on the present and future of AI.


How do you build an artificial general intelligence? No one really knows. Or more precisely, no one has proven that they know. The idea that a narrow AI, what we currently have, will somehow lead to an AGI is a guess, and to my mind, not a very compelling one.

Building a clock doesn’t get you any closer to time travel any more than a neural net gets you closer to AGI. I believe we cannot program an AGI. This seems obvious to me for the simple reason that we don’t understand general intelligence. However, we may be able to build a system that can evolve it, because we may understand those basic principles well enough.

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