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A Long Way till AGI

Our guest today is Maciej Świechowski. Maciej is affiliated with QED Software and QED Games. He has a Ph.D. in Systems Research from the Polish Academy of Sciences. Maciej joins us to discuss findings from his study, Deep Learning and Artificial General Intelligence: Still a Long Way to Go.

Maciej shared how he started his journey in AI and his thoughts about the prospect of evolutionary algorithms. He discussed factors that could drive the growth of evolutionary algorithms.

Maciej stated reasons why AGI is still a long way ahead. He shared his skepticism on AGI, particularly with AI’s inability to have intuition — a fundamental human component. He also discussed the limitations of big neural networks. He addressed the vulnerability of models to attack and what it takes to achieve AGI.

Maciej discussed how AI is used in game production and the current challenges faced in the industry. You can learn more about Maciej and his work on LinkedIn.

Maciej Świechowski

Maciej Świechowski (born 1984) received the Ph.D. degree with distinctions in 2015 from the Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. in computer science from Warsaw University of Technology in 2009. In 2013-2014 he was a visiting researcher at University of New South Wales, Australia. In 2012-2014, Mr. Świechowski has participated in the final stages of International General Game Playing Competition held by Stanford University. He is a co-author of 30+ publications, mostly related to game AI, machine learning and metaheuristics. He serves as CTO in QED Software - a company that combines applied research in AI/ML and turns it into practical products. In 2022, he co-founded Information Technologies for Psychiatry foundation, where he serves as the Vice-President. He is a multilingual programmer (proficiency in over 20 computer languages), a member of various research communities (e.g., AAAI and Polish Information Processing Society) and acts as a track chair of an international conference.