DLC518: AGI Fundamentals for Business


OPEN-AI’s announcement of ChatGPT in November 2022, and its subsequent availability to the public, unveiled a remarkable technological system known as Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)*.

Almost instantly, millions of people worldwide embarked on experimenting with the new AI tools. Most of the focus was on generative artificial intelligence, such as writing and drawing, which are just specific examples of AGI. However, it’s important to realize that AGI has a wider range of applications beyond these specific cases.

The rivalry among Big Tech companies like Microsoft, Google, Meta, and others is intense, with numerous other companies also vying in the race. The rate of progress is substantial and moving at a rapid pace.

The complete potential of AGI tools, both in terms of improving the world and their potential for harm, remains largely unexplored. However, what is certain is that it is essential for everyone to grasp the fundamentals, as these tools are here to stay and are already reshaping the world.

The course builds upon a lecture delivered by Prof. Sivan in late January 2023. In this lecture, Prof. Sivan provides insights into the context of AGI from technological, managerial, and cultural perspectives. He covers essential tools and offers teaching examples to illustrate key concepts.

The course includes 5 lessons:

  1. The Context
  2. AGI Tools
  3. Tips That Teach Us
  4. Dive Deeper
  5. July Updates

Keeping up with the ongoing advancements, the course is regularly updated to reflect the latest developments.
You are invited to explore the world of AGI and enhance your understanding.

*AGI, or Artificial General Intelligence, is a subfield of AI that focuses on creating machines that can perform a wide range of intellectual tasks that human beings can, like humans, unlike narrow AI or weak AI designed to perform specific tasks.

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