Big Bucks For the Promise of AGI

Microsoft invests $1 billion in artificial intelligence project co-founded by Elon Musk: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/22/microsoft-invests-1-billion-in-elon-musks-openai.html. The project is OpenAI, and its goal is AGI - Artifical General Intelligence - what us old-school futurists consider “true” artificial intelligence (to be distinguished from both the chatbots marketers are calling AI and the narrow, specialized AIs that are beating humans at all those games).

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Originally posted on Twitter.