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The Exciting, Perilous Journey Toward AGI: Ilya Sutskever (Transcript)

Here is the full transcript and summary of Ilya Sutskever’s talk titled “The Exciting, Perilous Journey Toward AGI” at TED conference.

In this TED talk, OpenAI’s cofounder and chief scientist Ilya Sutskever discusses the concept of digital brains and how they are the foundation of artificial intelligence. He explains his motivations for getting into AI, the potential impact of AGI, and the increasing popularity of the idea that computers will become truly intelligent and eventually surpass human intelligence. Sutskever believes that as AI continues to advance, people will start to act in unprecedented ways, leading to increased collaboration and overcoming the challenges posed by this technology.

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TRANSCRIPT:

We’ve all experienced the progress of artificial intelligence. Many of you may have spoken with a computer and a computer understood you and spoke back to you. With the rate of progress being that it is, it’s not difficult to imagine that at some point in the future, our intelligent computers will become as smart or smarter than people.

And it’s also not difficult to imagine that when that happens, the impact of such artificial intelligence is going to be truly, truly vast. And you may wonder, is it going to be okay when technology is so impactful?

And here my goal is to point out the existence of a force that many of you may have not noticed that gives me hope that indeed we will be happy with the result.

So artificial intelligence, what is it and how does it work? Well it turns out that it’s very easy to explain how artificial intelligence works. Just one sentence. Artificial intelligence is nothing but digital brains inside large computers. That’s what artificial intelligence is.

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