Saturday, February 9, 2019

Origin of the Term AGI - Artificial General Intelligence

The fellow AGI researcher and developer Peter Voss told the story in his blog in Feb 2017:

What is AGI
https://medium.com/intuitionmachine/what-is-agi-99cdb671c88e?fbclid=IwAR1rm684qRx-oMZeyKWvioJDbhZT7YvVIp7HSZYpJAjMDsxN5lyow9T5XYM

"Just after year 2000" Voss and a few other researchers realized that there were hardware and scientific prerequisites to return to the original goal of AI. At the time they found about "a dozen" other researchers who were involved with research in that direction. Peter, Ben Goertzel and Shane Legg selected the term "A-General-I", which was made official in a 2007 book written together with the other authors: "Artificial General Intelligence".

https://www.springer.com/gb/book/9783540237334

(According to the info on Amazon, published Feb 2007)

I've encountered Ben Goertzel's thoughts about that early 2000s official embarking of the AGI as an idea again by himself and his friends and that the term was coining in the early 2000s, I started to use the term after influence by his circle. I haven't read the book, though.

I had a related terminology story also from the early 2000s, which I may tell in another post.

Other interesting AGI-related articles from Peter's blog:

https://medium.com/intuitionmachine/agi-checklist-30297a4f5c1f

https://medium.com/intuitionmachine/cognitive-architectures-ea18127a4d1d