Why in news: OpenAI’s Project Q*, an AI breakthrough, has sparked controversy and concerns about its potential threat to humanity.

What is Project Q*?

Project Q* is an AI breakthrough, reportedly capable of solving complex problems and demonstrating advanced reasoning similar to humans. The project has raised concerns about its potential threat to humanity, with fears stemming from its deep learning capabilities, potential to accelerate scientific progress and the possibility of unintended consequences and misuse.

What is Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) and how it is different from Generative AI

Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) refers to artificial intelligence with human-like cognitive abilities, enabling it to understand, learn, and apply knowledge across various domains, similar to human intelligence. Q* is seen as a leap towards Artificial General Intelligence (AGI).

Difference from Generative AI

 While AGI aims for broad intelligence, Generative AI specifically concentrates on producing content, such as images, text, or other forms of data, using algorithms and models trained on existing examples.

Ethical Dilemmas: The ethical concerns surrounding Project Q* include questions about the adequacy of safety measures, the potential acceleration of scientific progress, and the responsible commercialization of such advanced models

For more information: 4 reasons why OpenAI Project Q* could be a danger to humanity – India Today