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An Artificial General Intelligence is an AI with competencies in many unrelated fields.  The number of competencies and the ability in them may be less than, equal to or greater than that of a human, although the term is associated with human level AI.
 
 
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An '''Artificial General Intelligence''', or AGI, is an AI capable of operating across many domains, that is usually assumed to be able to achieve competency in any domain that exceeds that of any human.
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Directly comparing the performance of AI to human performance is often an example of [[anthropomorphism]]. For example, electronic calculators far exceed the ability of humans to calculate, but that isn't a helpful observation about their intelligence. The [[values]] of an AGI might be [[paperclip maximizer|distinctly alien]] to those of humans, in which case it won't see many human activities as worthwhile and would have [[Giant cheesecake fallacy|no intention]] of exceeding human performance (according to the human valuation of performance).
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By relation of the AGI's preferences to those of humans, AGI are classified on [[Friendly AI]] and [[Unfriendly AI]].
  
 
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An Artificial General Intelligence, or AGI, is an AI capable of operating across many domains, that is usually assumed to be able to achieve competency in any domain that exceeds that of any human.

Directly comparing the performance of AI to human performance is often an example of anthropomorphism. For example, electronic calculators far exceed the ability of humans to calculate, but that isn't a helpful observation about their intelligence. The values of an AGI might be distinctly alien to those of humans, in which case it won't see many human activities as worthwhile and would have no intention of exceeding human performance (according to the human valuation of performance).

By relation of the AGI's preferences to those of humans, AGI are classified on Friendly AI and Unfriendly AI.

See also