Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is an elusive term commonly used to describe a software program that is highly adaptable to a variety of environments while displaying a range of functionality similar to human cognition. The term is distinct from traditional artificial intelligence (AI) research, which aims to make domain-specific prediction programs. If AGI is created with benevolent ethical consideration, it is speculated to be useful in solving a range of everyday tasks as well as tackling some of humanity's toughest challenges. For the benefit of those who couldn't attend, this report details some of the considerations and current directions regarding AGI discussed during the AGI '21 conference. The conference focused on how, when and why regarding AGI's creation.
The AGI community is rapidly growing as record numbers of academics, researchers, industry and lay person's attended. Big players such as SingularityNet, Intel Labs, Google, Dwave, Wolfram, KurzweilAI and independent AGI research companies are joining the effort.
Some proposed tasks for next-gen AGI systems to tackle:
This past AGI conference provided an abundance of information on the how, when and why of AGI. Videos on the conference can be found on the SingularityNet Youtube page here. Next year's conference will likely showcase the next iteration of work while expounding on the fundamentals of AGI. It is sure to be one you don't want to miss!