In a collaboration between two industry experts, the book “Artificial General Intelligence: A Revolution Beyond Deep Learning and The Human Brain” offers an in-depth exploration of the next frontier in artificial intelligence. Authored by Brent Oster, a distinguished ten-year veteran engineer in AI, and Gunnar Newquist, a renowned PhD in Neuroscience, this book is set to redefine the AI landscape and stimulate discussions about the possibilities and limitations of artificial general intelligence (AGI).
Why don’t we have the AI that science fiction promises us today? Why don’t household robots clean our homes, do our laundry, and cook for us? Why don’t we converse fluently with truly intelligent artificial agents on our devices and online, and why do today’s speech AIs still make obvious mistakes? Why do cars still have a steering wheel and why are they not fully autonomous and driving themselves?
Is it just that these technologies are early and have not reached their full potential? We would argue no. Today, rather than nascent, but emerging, intelligence in machines, we actually have something entirely different called narrow AI, that will never be capable of these feats. However, AI that could do all of the marvels that we envision in our science fiction, the functions that are so fundamental to human intelligence, is called Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)
Key Highlights of the book “Artificial General Intelligence: A Revolution Beyond Deep Learning and The Human Brain” address these issues
Cutting-Edge Insights: The book does a summary of where deep learning AI is today, being applied to narrow applications, does a deep dive into human neuroscience, then reveals cutting-edge research, innovations, and breakthroughs that could pave the way for AGI’s realization, discussing advancements in neural networks, genetic algorithms and more.
Real World Applications: The book goes into detailed implementation of AGI in various fields, including robotics, multimedia, finance, medicine, law, and defense. The authors examine the impact that AGI will have in each of these fields as it evolves to become a global superintelligence.
Accessible to All Audiences: While rooted in technical expertise, the book is designed to be accessible to a broad range of readers, including AI enthusiasts, students, professionals, and policymakers.