How many AGIs can dance on the head of a pin?
In his follow-up to A very short history of some times we solved AI, Julian Togelius asks How many AGIs can dance on the head of a pin? Intelligence — let alone artificial general intelligence — is an extremely ill-defined concept; and the path from current machine learning software to a self-aware Terminator is… unclear, to put it mildly. So, Togelius argues that the popular philosophical AGI debates (about how to contain or align an exponentially self-improving intelligence explosion) are completely moot. “If you don’t believe in angels, it makes no sense discussing how much space they occupy. It just becomes a word game.” It’s a good read that once again very much aligns with my views on AGI.