challenging religious privilege in public life

Peter Voss


Understanding ‘Understanding’

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

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.

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?

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.

Why aren’t more people working on AGI?

Here is a list of some of the reasons, plus an analysis of why there seems to be so little progress in AGI development.

Human-level AI is possible

Many people are sceptical that AI can ever achieve human-like intelligence. Key to solving the problem is having the right theory and approach.

AI will outpace us (but that’s ok)

Improving computer-based intelligence will be significantly easier and faster than trying to hack human brains.

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.

Improved Intelligence yields Improved Morality

We actually need advanced AI to help guide us through this stage of human evolution, to help save us from ourselves.

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.