Artificial general intelligence (AGI) refers to a form of artificial intelligence that has the ability to understand, learn, and apply knowledge across a wide range of tasks and domains, much like a human. Unlike narrow AI, which is focused on specific tasks, AGI can adapt to a variety of problems, exhibit creativity, and display problem-solving abilities generally associated with human intelligence.
AGI represents a potential future technology that its proponents believe is capable of outperforming humans in most economically productive tasks and potentially achieving new scientific breakthroughs. Although AGI is currently a theoretical concept, it has the potential to revolutionize numerous fields, from scientific discovery to economic productivity. The feasibility of AGI and the timeline for its development are controversial among researchers. However, OpenAI and DeepMind, the world’s leading AI research organizations, are both explicitly committed to developing AGI.