Why Should Humankind Strive To Build Artificial General Intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Ethics

Artificial intelligence, or AI, has been a buzzword for a while now. Although it has its own set of rewards and accolades mustered through disciplines like machine learning (ML), deep learning (DL) and natural language processing (NLP), there have been reservations about AI acquiring a greater meaning and purpose that may lead the technology astray. Think of all the dystopian sci-fi scenarios you may have read about.

But that’s not necessarily the case. It all starts with the fine line between AI and artificial general intelligence (AGI). Despite the fears and trepidations, why should we strive to build AGI? Let’s take a look.


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