What Is Artificial General Intelligence? Clarifying The Goal For Engineering And Evaluation

Video * Proceedings PDF presented March 7, 2009 at The Second Conference on Artificial General Intelligence (Arlington, VA)

Artificial general intelligence (AGI) has no consensus definition but everyone believes that they will recognize it when it appears. Unfortunately, in reality, there is great debate over specific examples that range the gamut from exact human brain simulations to infinitely capable systems.

Indeed, it has even been argued whether specific instances of humanity are truly generally intelligent. Lack of a consensus definition seriously hampers effective discussion, design, development, and evaluation of generally intelligent systems. We will address this by proposing a goal for AGI, rigorously defining one specific class of general intelligence architecture that fulfills this goal that a number of the currently active AGI projects appear to be converging towards, and presenting a simplified view intended to promote new research in order to facilitate the creation of a safe artificial general intelligence.