AGI (Artificial General Intelligence)—the next step in artificial intelligence, following Artificial Narrow Intelligence (ANI, but typically just AI) and is typically defined as being human-analogous in both cognitive abilities and personality—is a variegated entity to place: Some individuals fear it, convinced that the first AGI will take over the world à la an evil Terminator, making us irrelevant, and so lobbying against its development; others believe AGI will never exist , and, importantly, another group (ourselves, clearly, along with hopefully all readers of this post) eagerly engages it, not seeing the future as our end but as a new era of posterity and progress.
The AGI Laboratory is looking for volunteers to help with our E-governance study. Here is the summary from the experimental framework for the research program:
This paper outlines the experimental framework for an e-governance study by the AGI Laboratory. The goal of this research study is to identify indications of the relative performance of e-governance methodologies and how those methods might be improved by applying advanced agent and collective based AI software. The agent in this study will be based on the Independent Core Observer Model Cognitive Architecture modified with mASI (mediated Artificial Superintelligence) collective system architecture. The study will apply different groups and methods to a static set of questions analyzing the quality of those results. We hope to identify the best application model for e-governance using this kind of technology and help us identify additional paths for research with the mASI research program and systems as applied to e-governance.