Let’s explore what AGI is, identifying myths from reality, and whether Artificial General Intelligence can one day be achieved.

Speaker

George Yazigi

Agenda

6:30pm - Registration, refreshments and Networking
6:45pm - Talk on AGI or Strong AI Between Myths and Reality! by George Yazigi
7:30pm - Q & A
8:00pm - Close

Synopsis

OpenAI, mainly through its Q* new type of algorithms, has claimed that its systems are getting closer to AGI (Artificial General Intelligence) or Strong AI! Allegedly, the CEO of OpenAI was sacked (for about a week) by the board due to not being transparent about attaining “a significant breakthrough” in the technology that achieves AGI!

Many scientists, philosophers, and researchers in the domain deny the possibility of achieving Strong AI. Learning Points:

We will:

  1. Find out what AGI is.
  2. Discuss the foreseeable potential achievements in the AI spectrum with the current technologies.
  3. Identifying myths from reality, exploring the opportunities and challenges, and whether Artificial General Intelligence can one day be achieved.

About the speaker

George Yazigi

George Yazigi is currently the Digital Systems Manager and Architect at the Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre (DARTeC), Cranfield University.

He has more than 24 years of experience in Software Engineering, Computer and data Sci-ence, architecting and designing digital security systems, High Performance and Cloud Com-puting Systems, and intelligent software platforms based among others on Big Data Analytics, Computational Intelligence and Machine and Deep Learning.

George enjoys tennis, chess, flight simulator and a fan of Arsenal!

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Hybrid event: AGI or Strong AI between myths and reality
Date and time
Monday 26 February, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location
Tavistock Suite, Mercure Hotel
2 St Mary's Street
Bedford
MK42 0AR
Price
Free