AGI is no longer a big buzzword in Silicon Valley. The unfulfilled expectations will affect the future of artificial
Like the idea of a true driverless car
or nuclear fusion, artificial general intelligence is not going to happen soon, despite hype in recent years suggesting
it is not far away.
Most modern artificial intelligence is a form of deep learning or natural language processing. AI is also used for
computer vision. Things have moved fast in the last decade, but it is more about sifting through vast piles of data than
building machines that think.
General Artificial Intelligenceis about building machines, or more accurately software, that can think in ways that resemble human thinking.
That's a loose definition, experts argue over exactly what GAI means and doesn't mean. They don't even agree on its
name: there are many variations in use each with a different, nuanced meaning.
GAI doesn't necessarily mean sentience. At best it is an early step on the path, but it is possible machine sentience
can never be achieved.
As The Next Web reports the financiers behind GAI have gone quiet lately. The story suggests they have lost their
appetite for the technology.
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