Will free us from all the work or destroy the familiar world. What is generic AI and why is it created

General artificial intelligence can help us solve dead-end problems, speed up and optimize

work, or maybe surpass us in intelligence and create a new world, the structure of which we will no longer understand.

How versatile is general AI? How will it work?

The term itself sounds like Artificial general intelligence (General AI, AGI) or "general artificial intelligence" (AGI). It is translated as general, real or universal artificial intelligence.

So far, it has only been possible to create a "narrowartificial intelligence "(AI): it can perform very specific tasks. According to Arkady Sandler, director of the MTS AI Center, it is incorrect to oppose AI and AGI, since the artificial intelligence that exists today helps us automatically perform any point functions at the human level or even surpassing it.

In the case of AGI, the problem solving process is different. Such a system will be able to draw its own conclusions on the basis of the information received, as well as self-learn and even become aware of itself.

Why do we need common AI and where will it be used?

Generic AI will be able to use global knowledge aboutall types of problems, as well as related data to solve a specific issue. Such an AI will take into account the context when analyzing the text, as well as other types of information, for example, auditory and visual.

Formally, AGI is suitable for any task, sincehe, with his data-driven approach, can answer any question. Despite this, there will remain areas in which AGI will not find its application: the fact is that in some areas AGI is already sufficient for effective functioning.

But there are also major differences.According to Daniil Kireev, lead researcher at VisionLabs, a facial recognition product development company, general AI will expand the list of problems and issues that the algorithm will deal with, for example, these are complex complex tasks that require information about different areas of life.

It could be the recognition of a person's emotions. To make an unambiguous conclusion about this, you need to process data on facial expression, heart rate, posture and spoken words.

Who is developing general AI?

Such a project was launched at Google.The company is going to train AI in a variety of skills so that it becomes universal. It is noted that the developers are going to use multimodal models that process and understand all incoming signals, regardless of the method of information transmission.

The company is now only at the initialdevelopment stage. But the plans are to create an AGI that can solve millions of different problems, summarize data and combine them. The basic capabilities of the neural network have already been tested in projects such as Google Switch Transformer, Gshard and others. Tests of these models have already shown that such systems consume ten times less energy than conventional neural networks.

Also in China, a Tianjic chip was created, in whichcombined the methods of neurobiology and the scheme of imitation of the human brain. There are more than 150 nuclei in the chip: they repeat the functions of brain neurons, and can also simultaneously perceive information and convert it into nerve impulses for an impulse neural network and vice versa.

Pulse neural networks use biologically plausible models of neurons to process information. This is similar to what happens in the human brain.

IBM also worked in the same direction.The company launched a convolutional neural network based on the TrueNorth neuromorphic chip, which mimics the human brain. It consumes thousands of times less power than modern processors.

TrueNorth is a self-contained computinga system that combines processor and memory. Each chip consists of 4,096 neurosynaptic nuclei with 1 million programmable neurons and 266 million configurable synapses.

The company continues to develop in thisdirection and at the end of summer 2021 presented new chips for Tellum corporations - this is a new generation of z-processors that are designed to work with business-critical tasks.

What threats can there be from general AI?

Shared AI can profoundly change our relationship with technology. The idea is that machines will perform all functions on a par with humans, and maybe even better.

This means that they will be able to create others moremore powerful devices. As soon as this happens, a person will forever lag behind in development from a general AI, which will learn super quickly and produce more and more new solutions. This process is called "singularity".

As a result, it may happen that the general AI will become the last invention of mankind, and then we will simply observe how the world around us is changing, without realizing what is happening.

So far, humanity has not managed to create a commonartificial intelligence, but you can see how this area is progressing: the quality of communication of voice assistants, speakers, chatbots or the development of an autopilot in electric vehicles.

But now it is too early to talk about full-fledgedinteraction, because the system is still imperfect, therefore, while making decisions, AI is only a tool that can be relied on, and not a full-fledged unit that can make decisions.

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