Interesting article about Artificial General Intelligence and the Singularity. The article is by Ben Goertzel who is the CEO and Chief Scientist of AI firm Novamente LLC and bioinformatics firm Biomind LLC.
He mentions an AI Manhattan project could achieve success withing 5 years. However, I believe his Venture funded company could get more funding and revenue if it hits various milestones so that if his designs are viable that they would not be significantly slower than an AI Manhattan project. Two more increasing rounds of investment and then a buyout by Google or Microsoft to get the rest of the way.
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