What is human-level AI?
Human-level artificial intelligence means computers that
can think like people—not unlike the robots
portrayed in film and television. Human-level AI has the
potential to make human society much more productive, just
as the industrial revolution did. Our long-term mission
is to develop HLAI and ensure that it is beneficial for
everyone. To read more about why HLAI matters, visit The case for AGI.
The need for a new approach
HLAI has been a longstanding goal of AI research, and most
researchers agree that it is possible in principle. But
progress has been slow. We believe the cause is that most
AI research is aimed at trend-chasing and near-term
applications. A problem as hard as HLAI demands a
BasicAI has a long-term
strategy which takes into account both the progress so
far in AI as well as the need to do something genuinely
new. Among other things, we believe it's time to take a
much closer look at human cognition than AI has
Visit our Strategy and Publications pages to learn more about our approach to HLAI research.
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