AGI or Strong AI between myths and reality!

BCS (Beds, Bucks and Northants)

DateMonday 26 Feb 2024

18:30 to 20:00


Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel, 2 St Mary's Street, Bedford MK42 0AR and online using Zoom (details will be sent with registration confirmation)

SpeakerGeorge Yazigi, Digital Systems Manager, DARTeC, Cranfield University,

AGI android OpenAI, mainly through its Q* new type of algorithms, has claimed that their systems are getting closer to AGI (Artificial General Intelligence) or Strong AI! Allegedly, the CEO of OpenAI was sacked (for about a week) by the board due to not being transparent about attaining “a significant breakthrough” the technology that achieves AGI! Many scientists, philosophers, and researchers in the domain deny the possibility of achieving Strong AI.

Let’s explore what AGI is, the foreseeable potential achievements in the AI spectrum with the current technologies, identifying myths from reality, exploring the opportunities and challenges identifying myths from reality, and whether Artificial General Intelligence can one day be achieved.


George Yazigi is currently the Digital Systems Manager and Architect at the Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre (DARTeC), Cranfield University. He has more than 24 years of experience in Software Engineering, Computer and data Science, architecting and designing digital security systems, High Performance and Cloud Computing Systems, and intelligent software platforms based among others on Big Data Analytics, Computational Intelligence and Machine and Deep Learning. George enjoys tennis, chess, flight simulator and a fan of Arsenal!

18:30 Registration/Sign on - Welcome - Networking
18:45 Talk on Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) by George Yazigi
19:30 Q & A
20:00 Closing

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