'Understanding' is a 'suitcase word', and just like 'intelligence', has many quite distinct meanings that are 'thrown into a suitcase'.
60 years ago the ambition was to build machines that can learn and reason like humans. Human-level AI is now possible.
Longevity is the concept of living a vital life for a longer than normal period. Why Longevity? That’s another story… How, then?
We have ‘self-aware, conceptual reasoning’, or SCR for short. Future machines that have SCR will also have moral agency.
Here is a list of some of the reasons, plus an analysis of why there seems to be so little progress in AGI development.
Many people are sceptical that AI can ever achieve human-like intelligence. Key to solving the problem is having the right theory and approach.
Improving computer-based intelligence will be significantly easier and faster than trying to hack human brains.
Current machine learning approaches will not get us to real AI. The kind that can truly understand you, and learn new knowledge by itself.
We actually need advanced AI to help guide us through this stage of human evolution, to help save us from ourselves.
Our real long-term goal is AGI – systems that can think, learn, adapt, and reason as well as, or better than, humans.
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