What is artificial general intelligence (AGI)?

An artificial general intelligence (AGI) is most commonly defined as an AI that can do essentially all of the cognitive tasks that humans do at a comparable or higher performance level. AGI is often contrasted with narrow AI systems, which can only perform one specific task or a few closely related tasks, such as playing board games or recommending products. AGI does not exist yet, but it may be built in the not-too-distant future.

Current narrow AI systems are much more domain-specific than AGI. We don’t know what the first AGI will look like and whether scaling current architectures such as GPT would be sufficient to produce AGI.