Artificial general intelligence
The established AI wisdom is well summarized in Ben Goertzel‘s recent article “From Here to Human-Level Artificial General Intelligence in Four (Not All That) Simple Steps“. In this article, Goertzel explains that he invented the term AGI (artificial general intelligence) and goes on to say that the “AI field has advanced tremendously” but there is still quite a way to go to achieve AGI, and these advances have been mainly in “narrow AI” meaning systems that behave intelligently in limited domains, and…
The question remains: what do we need to do to get from today’s narrow AI tools, which have become mainstream in business and society, to the AGI envisioned by futurists and science fiction author
…we don’t yet know enough useful theoretical laws of general intelligence to proceed with AGI engineering in a mainly theory-guided way;
OK. So the appropriate quest is to seek to discover the principles of AGI.
AI hasn’t put a significant effort into seeking these principles. I think that’s accurate to say.
Abandoning the established wisdom includes denying the two main theories of of AI: the computational theory of mind and the computational theory of the computer. The starting position is to break free of the old dogmas and to look afresh at the issues from a mainly causal perspective.