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About the Webinar
Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) – or strong AI – refers to a domain-independent, machine-based system that approaches or exceeds human performance on any and all cognitive tasks. Estimates for the arrival of true AGI solutions range from last week (as in, we have one!) to decades, to infinity and beyond. As the general study of cybernetic systems and modern AI and cognitive computing capture the imagination of civic and business leaders, and fans of science fiction, it is important to be able to distinguish between progress and smoke & mirrors.
This webinar will present an overview of approaches to AGI, examples of promising research and commercial AGI activities, and show participants how to critically evaluate academic and vendor claims.
About the Speaker
Founder, STORM Insights, Inc.
Adrian is an industry analyst and recovering academic, providing research and advisory services for buyers, sellers, and investors in emerging technology markets. His coverage areas include cognitive computing, big data / analytics, the Internet of things, and cloud computing. Adrian co-authored Cognitive Computing and Big Data Analytics (Wiley, 2015) and is currently writing a book on the business and societal impact of these emerging technologies. He has held executive positions at several consulting and analyst firms. Adrian also held academic appointments in computer science at Drexel University and SUNY-Binghamton, and adjunct faculty positions in the business schools at NYU and Boston College. He began his career with research and application development roles at IBM and GTE Laboratories. Adrian earned his BA in Psychology and MS in Computer Science from SUNY-Binghamton, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Northwestern University.