Whether we realize it or not, most of us practice artificial intelligence (AI) every day. Every time you do a Google search or ask a question about Siri, you use AI. The trick, however, is that the intelligence that these tools provide is not really intelligent. They really don’t think and understand the way people do. Rather, they analyze massive datasets for models and correlations.

This is not to take anything away from AI. As Google, Siri and hundreds of other tools demonstrate on a daily basis, the current AI is incredibly useful. But in the end, there is not much intelligence. Today’s AI only gives the appearance of intelligence. There is a lack of true understanding or consciousness.

In order for today’s AI to overcome its inherent limitations and develop into its next phase – defined as artificial general intelligence (AGI) – it must be able to understand or learn any intellectual task that one can. This will allow him to constantly grow in his intelligence and abilities in the same way that a human three-year-old grows up to possess the intelligence of a four-year-old and ultimately a 10-year-old, a 20-year-old. -old, etc.

The true future of AI

AGI represents the true future of AI technology, a fact that has not escaped many companies, including names such as Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Elon Musk’s OpenAI and Kurzweil-inspired Singularity.net. The research that all these companies do depends on an intelligent model that has varying degrees of specificity and relies on today’s artificial intelligence algorithms. Surprisingly, however, none of these companies has focused on developing basic, underlying AGI technology that reproduces people’s contextual understanding.

What will it take to get to AGI? How will we give computers an understanding of time and space?

The main limitation of all the research that is currently being conducted is that it is unable to understand that words and images are physical things that exist and interact in the physical universe. Today’s AI cannot understand the concept of time and causes have an effect. These basic problems have not yet been resolved, perhaps because it is difficult to obtain large amounts of funding to solve problems that any three-year-old child can solve. We humans are great at merging information from multiple senses. A three-year-old child will use all his senses to learn how to arrange blocks. The child learns time by experiencing it, interacting with toys and the real world in which the child lives.

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