There’s no escaping the hype around artificial general intelligence. Barely a day passes without a new headline about the concept, which envisions computer systems outperforming humans at various cognitive tasks.

In the last month alone, a trio of tech luminaries have added fresh proclamations. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang suggested AGI would arrive within five years. Ben “father of AGI” Goertzel forecasted a mere three. Elon Musk typically made the boldest prediction for the tipping point: the end of 2025.

Still, not everyone is so bullish. One notable sceptic is Yann LeCun, Meta’s chief AI scientist and a winner of the prestigious Turing Award.

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