The Idea Of Ai And Agi Come From The Old Definition And Expectations

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The difference in the meaning of AI and AGI come from the old definition and expectations of what AI was compared to the one we know today. There was a proposal made to research AI at Dartmouth College in 1955 which stated: The study is to proceed on the conjecture that every aspect of learning or any other feature of intelligence can in principle be so precisely described that a machine can be made to simulate it. (McCarthy, Minsky, Rochester &
Shannon, 1955, p. 13)
This idea of AI is the one we know today to be AGI. Unbeknownst to the researches at the time, the difficulty to implement the study was immense. This may have been due the attitude of others who felt developing AI didn’t coincide with knowledge of the human brain (Crevier, 1993, p. 275). From the lack of progress of this grandiose goal, funding came to a halt and with that, so did research. The idea of AI became altered to what we can now relate to as constructionism. The constructionist architecture is inflexible, static, requires manual labor and use algorithms and code made by hand which limits growth and flexibility (Thorisson, 2009, p. 176). This relates to the definition of Practical AI which is based on logical reasoning and can be thought of in a top-down engineering approach (Silverman & Friedenberg, 2015, p. 366-367).
In recent years, the growth of AI has started to ramp up again. In fact, the original idea of AI has started to see the light but under the new name of AGI (Goertzel, 2007, p.…

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