Many people are sceptical that AI can ever achieve human-like intelligence. Key to solving the problem is having the right theory and approach.
'Understanding' is a 'suitcase word', and just like 'intelligence', has many quite distinct meanings that are 'thrown into a suitcase'.
Here is a list of some of the reasons, plus an analysis of why there seems to be so little progress in AGI development.
Current machine learning approaches will not get us to real AI. The kind that can truly understand you, and learn new knowledge by itself.
The current focus in AI research is on machine learning, which addresses almost none of the requirements of intelligence.
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.
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