Forget AI, All The Cool Kids Work on AGI Now

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Forget AI, All The Cool Kids Work on AGI Now
« on: April 13, 2009, 11:00:03 pm »
Forget AI, All The Cool Kids Work on AGI Now
     



An article
by Ben Goertzel at the H+ blog reports on the AGI-09 conference. AGI
is an acronym for Artificial General Intelligence. A small group of 100
researchers met at AGI-09, favoring it over the AAAI 2008 conference
which drew 1000. The reason, according to AI researcher Marcus Hutter
was that, The top patriarchal AI conferences and journals have a bias
towards extending established sophisticated techniques and have a high
entry barrier for creative and more speculative novel approaches.
Ben Goertzel put is this way:
Ask the proverbial “man on the street” what AI is about and
you’re likely to hear mention of thinking machines from science fiction:
C3PO and R2D2, HAL-9000, Asimov’s various creations from “I, Robot”, the
Terminator, and so forth.
Ask the average AI researcher from an academic, industry or
government lab, on the other hand, and you’ll hear a different story.
Most AI research today has to do with quite narrow and specialized kinds
of intelligent software, a far cry from the AIs in popular media – and a
far cry from the dreams on which the AI field was founded.
In other words, mainstream AI research is now so far off track, that
researchers actually trying to create artificial intelligence have
renamed their field to avoid confusion. This is very hopeful
and it sounds like the new movement is adopting new technologies and
is open to new approaches. The Artificial General Intelligence Research
Institute offers the AGI Wiki where
you can find out more about the what going on, who's involved, and how
to participate. More photos
from AGI-09 can be found on flickr.
   

http://robots.net/article/2804.html
     

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Re: Forget AI, All The Cool Kids Work on AGI Now
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2009, 02:04:24 am »
Tyler,
This is an interesting development, from my perspective as I do not always have time to check out things like this.
A while back a member on another MB did mention in our conversation (C.G.) that it would be better having an intelligent database as well as an A.I.. Having both would expand the possibilities. This is a nice ty in. ;)
Today Is Yesterdays Future.

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Re: Forget AI, All The Cool Kids Work on AGI Now
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2009, 10:23:18 am »
Hey One...

Tyler is awww... nevermind.... Yes nice article! ;)
In the world of AI, it's the thought that counts!

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Re: Forget AI, All The Cool Kids Work on AGI Now
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2009, 10:38:43 am »
Art,
Yea I kinda thought, but it was better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick!
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Re: Forget AI, All The Cool Kids Work on AGI Now
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2009, 01:49:40 pm »
Yeah Tyler is a good reporter - well done Tyler !  That 'h+' magazine seems interesting, came across it a week or two ago as well, there's some interesting stuff there.

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Re: Forget AI, All The Cool Kids Work on AGI Now
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2009, 05:28:45 pm »
 8)

:P


Ok, kinda working on AGI, but there we go...

 


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