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Artificial common sense: what it takes to get AI to actually understand

February 5, 2020
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It may be difficult for us to imagine a world in which AI creates architectural drawings or controls robotics to perform medical surgeries.  However, it was once unfathomable that a computer could beat a human at chess or drive a car autonomously.  How far away are we from artificial general intelligence, and what obstacles must be overcome to get us there?

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