Issue 171 - 01 | The Case Against a General AI in 2019

By Byron Reese
Published Dec. 27, 2018 11:30 a.m.
“Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is either possible or it isn’t. The chasm that divides the two viewpoints couldn’t be wider because it has to do with our core beliefs about the nature of reality, the identity of the self, and the essence of being human. There is no real way to bridge the gap on the question of AGI between those with different views on these questions.

But we can at least understand why the views are so different.”

About Byron Reese | Byron Reese is the CEO and publisher of the technology research company Gigaom, and the founder of several high-tech companies. He has spent the better part of his life exploring the interplay of technology with human history. Reese has obtained or has pending patents in disciplines as varied as crowdsourcing, content creation, and psychographics. The websites he has launched, which cover the intersection of technology, business, science, and history, have together received over a billion visitors. He is the author of the acclaimed book, Infinite Progress: How Technology and the Internet Will End Ignorance, Disease, Hunger, Poverty, and War. Byron’s newest book, The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity, is described as “entertaining and engaging” by The New York Times, was named this year on JP Morgan’s Summer Reading List and is a Gary’s Book Club pick for CES 2019. He lives in Austin, Texas.

https://byronreese.com/

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