Every tech baron worth their Patagonia vest is talking about AGI these days albeit with mixed feelings. Some await our robot overlords with rapturous excitement; others anticipate a digital apocalypse. The divergence stems from varied motivations: personal perspectives, vested interests, and the ambiguity of what exactly constitutes artificial general intelligence. DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis defines it as human-level cognition and his opinion carries weight. Hassabis has made the London-based DeepMind one of the worlds leading AI labs, with building AGI as its core mission. The progress has been pretty incredible. This week, the former chess prodigy and video…

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