Microsoft researchers have claimed that OpenAI’s GPT-4 is capable of such a wide variety of tasks, in some cases exceeding human ability, that the artificial intelligence model is showing “sparks” of artificial general intelligence (AGI), New Scientist reported.
Photo Insert: OpenAI is the developer behind ChatGPT.
While no standard definition AGI exists, it is most commonly understood to refer to an AI that can understand and learn any intellectual task that humans are capable of.
In a new paper, researchers from Microsoft Research say they consider AGI to involve the ability to reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehend complex ideas and learn from experience.
They brag that GPT-4 meets those criteria, despite only being designed to generate text. But some experts doubt that true AGI will ever arrive or that the admittedly impressive abilities revealed in the paper are signs of true intelligence.