Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is a hypothetical form of artificial intelligence that refers to machines that are capable of performing any intellectual task that a human can do. Unlike narrow AI, which is designed for specific tasks such as speech recognition or image classification, AGI would possess a general intelligence that would allow it to learn from experience and apply that knowledge to a wide range of tasks.
AGI aims to replicate the cognitive abilities of a human, including perception, reasoning, problem-solving, learning, and creativity, across different domains. This would require machines to be able to understand natural language, make decisions, and perform complex tasks with little to no human intervention.
While AGI is still a theoretical concept, researchers believe that achieving it could revolutionize numerous fields, such as healthcare, education, and transportation. However, creating AGI also presents significant challenges, such as designing algorithms that can learn and reason in a similar way to humans while also ensuring that the machine is transparent, ethical, and safe to use.