Artificial General Intelligence. Issues and Opportunities – Paper
- Posted by Mara Di Berardo
- On 5 April 2023
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- AGI, artificial general intelligence, artificial intelligence, European Commission, foresight, governance system
The Millennium Project is developing ideas, strategies, and global governance models for Artificial General Intelligence. In parallel to this work, Jerome C. Glenn, CEO of The Millennium Project, was asked to write a paper on AGI for the European Commission’s 2nd Strategic Plan of Horizon Europe (2025-27), “Artificial General Intelligence Issues and Opportunities“.
Summary of the paper: National governments and multi-lateral organizations like the European Union, OECD, and UNESCO have identified values and principles for artificial narrow intelligence and national strategies for its development. But little attention has been given to identifying the beneficial initial conditions for future Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). The initial conditions for AGI will determine if Artificial Super Intelligence will evolve to benefit humanity or not. Even if international agreements are reached on the beneficial initial conditions for AGI, a global governance system will still be needed to enforce them and oversee the development and management of AGI. Since it may take ten, twenty, or more years to create and ratify an international AGI treaty and establish a global AGI governance system, and since some experts believe it is possible to have AGI within ten to twenty years, it is therefore important to work on these issues as soon as possible. The most critical AGI issues are its initial conditions and global governance. These issues are important for governments to get right from the outset.
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