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A global collaboration of engineers, scientists, and other domain experts, funded by philanthropists,

building the gold standard of Artificial General Intelligence, for all of mankind.

(Well, that's the plan!)


  • Big Mother


Big Mother is a moonshot AGI project.

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In a nutshell:

  • the goal of the Big Mother project is to build a maximally-safe, maximally-benevolent, maximally-trustworthy, autonomous, goal-directed, super-intelligent machine (Artificial General Intelligence) called Big Mother, that is publicly owned by all mankind
  • if we equate "human happiness" with "the extent to which human preferences are satisfied" then, simply stated, the net effect of Big Mother's dominant goal (top-level objective) will be to:
      • (broadly) maximise human happiness
      • (broadly) minimise the standard deviation of human happiness
      • ("broadly" because, in actual practice, absolute maximisation/minimisation is an unattainable ideal)
    • the Big Mother project is necessarily a collective effort, requiring (ultimately) a global collaboration of engineers, scientists, and other domain experts, over (realistically) the next 50-100 years (or longer if safety requires)
    • this is a purely philanthropic project whose primary beneficiaries are future humans, not present-day humans (although some concrete benefits will start to accrue almost immediately, gradually accelerating as the project progresses towards its long-term goal)
    • the Big Mother project is currently organised into 30 workgroups (19 technical and 11 organisational), each focussing on a specific piece of the overall puzzle
    • our primary focus, until probably the end of 2021, will be on populating the various workgroups with appropriate domain experts
    • in particular, a series of talks entitled "The Big Mother Artificial General Intelligence Framework", aimed at a non-technical audience, will be held in Cambridge (UK) starting 29 November 2019; these talks will be recorded, transcribed, and added to our list of publications
      • the following is an extract from the introduction:
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