challenging religious privilege in public life

Peter Voss

No, you can’t get from Narrow AI to AGI

Our real long-term goal is AGI  –  systems that can think, learn, adapt, and reason as well as, or better than, humans.

What is AGI?

60 years ago the ambition was to build machines that can learn and reason like humans. Human-level AI is now possible.

AGI Checklist

Any AGI must at a minimum possess a core set of cognitive abilities  –  as a simple description of human intelligence will confirm.

Personal Longevity: What can we do?

Longevity is the concept of living a vital life for a longer than normal period. Why Longevity? That’s another story… How, then?

True Morality: Rational Principles for Optimal Living

Rational Ethics, or True Morality, is a system of principles that helps us both to discover what it means to live well, and to achieve…

Why Machine Learning won’t cut it

Current machine learning approaches will not get us to real AI. The kind that can truly understand you, and learn new knowledge by itself.

A Modern View of Determinism

The only viable interpretation of determinism implies that the future cannot in principle be determined. Ever.

We Don’t Have Free Will. We Have Something Better.

We have ‘self-aware, conceptual reasoning’, or SCR for short. Future machines that have SCR will also have moral agency.

On Human and AI Ethics

AGIs will help us improve our morality. Their intelligence will help us discover the best principles to live by, and the best goals to pursue.

Understanding ‘Understanding’

'Understanding' is a 'suitcase word', and just like 'intelligence', has many quite distinct meanings that are 'thrown into a suitcase'.