GoodAI CEO Marek Rosa on the General AI Challenge

Marek Rosa is the founder and CEO of Keen Software, an independent video game development studio. After the success of Keen Software game titles such as Space Engineers, Marek founded and funded GoodAI with a 10 million dollar personal investment thereby finally being able to pursue his lifelong dream of building General Artificial Intelligence. Most recently Marek launched the General AI Challenge with a fund of 5 million dollars to be given away in the next few years.

During our 80 min discussion with Marek Rosa we cover a wide variety of interesting topics such as: why curiosity is his driving force; his desire to understand the universe; Marek’s journey from game development into Artificial General Intelligence [AGI]; his goal to maximize humanity’s future options; the mission, people and strategy behind GoodAI; his definitions of intelligence and AI; teleology and the direction of the Universe; adaptation, intelligence, evolution and survivability; roadmaps, milestones and obstacles on the way to AGI; the importance of theory of intelligence; the hard problem of creating Good AI; the General AI Challenge

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Who is Marek Rosa?

Marek Rosa is CEO/CTO at GoodAI, a general artificial intelligence R&D company, and the CEO at Keen Software House, an independent game development studio best known for their best-seller Space Engineers (2mil+ copies sold). Both companies are based in Prague, Czech Republic. Marek has been interested in artificial intelligence since childhood. Marek started his career as a programmer but later transitioned to a leadership role. After the success of the Keen Software House titles, Marek was able to personally fund GoodAI, his new general AI research company building human-level artificial intelligence, with $10mil. GoodAI started in January 2014 and has grown to an international team of 20 researchers.

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