Early Investor in Google’s DeepMind Says, Human-like AI Still Distance Away

According to an early investor in Google’s research laboratory, DeepMind, “We are still some way off reaching human-level artificial intelligence despite rapid advances in the technology.”

Humayun Sheikh is a founding investor in the AI startup DeepMind. DeepMind is currently owned by Google.

Sheikh said, “In terms of artificial general intelligence, OpenAI, ChatGPT stuff: it’s like saying we’re going to jump to the moon. We took a big jump, but we’re not at the moon yet.”

Sheikh said that large language models (LLM) such as those developed by Microsoft-backed AI firm OpenAI are impressive but lightyears away from Artificial General Intelligence (AGI).

AGI is often considered the holy grail of AI.

Humayun, who is currently Co-founder of AI and blockchain Startup Fetch.ai said, “That’s really how I compare AGI with all the large language model companies which are popping up. They are very limited. How you actually get them to do certain things is still in its infancy. This is very much: Google is not born yet, but Yahoo is.”

His comments come as Alphabet merges DeepMind with Google Brain.