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Title: Artificial General Intelligence: Why Aren't We There Yet?
Originating Office: IAS
Speaker: Marcus, Gary
Issue Date: 31-May-2017
Event Date: 31-May-2017
Group/Series/Folder: Record Group 8.15 - Institute for Advanced Study
Series 3 - Audio-visual Materials
Location: 8.15:3 EF
Notes: Title from slide title: Is AGI imminent, and what exactly should we worried about?
IAS distinguished lecture.
Title from opening screen.
Abstract: All purpose, all-powerful AI systems, capable of catering to our every intellectual need, have been promised for six decades, but thus far still not arrived. What will it take to bring AI to something like human-level intelligence? And why haven't we gotten there already? In this lecture, the speaker explains why deep learning is overrated, and what the scientists need to do next to achieve genuine artificial intelligence.
Prof Gary Marcus received his PhD in brain and cognitive sciences from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1993. From 1993 to 1997, he taught at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where in 1996 he won the American Psychological Foundation's Robert L. Fantz Award for new investigators in cognitive development. He is currently the Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Language and Music at New York University (NYU). He is the co-founder of Geometric Intelligence, a company incubated at NYU Tandon's Data Future Labs, which was acquired by Uber as part of the company's efforts to create a new division of AI labs.
Prof Marcus' research focuses on language, computation, artificial intelligence, and cognitive development, which was published widely in leading journals such as Science and Nature. He is also the author of four books including The Algebraic Mind, Kluge: The Haphazard Evolution of the Human Mind, and The New York Times Bestseller Guitar Zero. He contributes frequently to The New Yorker and The New York Times.
Duration: 59 min.
Appears in Series:8.15:3 - Audio-visual Materials
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