The Holon System: Artificial General Intelligence as ‘Work on Command’
Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Self-Supervised Learning, PMLR 192:120-126, 2022.
Recent interest in the ‘Large Language Models’ of deep learning has led to widespread conjecture that artificial general intelligence (AGI) is thereby imminent. At the other end of the spectrum, it has also been claimed that ‘general’ intelligence cannot exist at all. In this extended abstract, we argue that both of these perspectives are misconceived. We provide a pragmatic definition of general intelligence, grounded in fundamental business and engineering requirements. We explain why a ‘deployed regression model’ (such as deep learning) cannot meet this criterion for generality of intelligence. We then proceed to describe the Holon system, designed and implemented to meet this criterion.