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Saturnin Pugnet, founding member of Tools for Humanity, the company behind Worldcoin, has started the AGI conversation claiming that “Fusion and AGI are probably happening by 2030″. Stating that unlimited energy and intelligence will come to fruition by the end of the decade, instantly takes you back to what OpenAI CEO Sam Altman had predicted a couple of years ago. He said that the costs of intelligence and energy are going on a path towards near-zero and that by 2030 “AI revolution and renewable + nuclear energy will get us there”.
The AI-Energy Discussion
The AGI conversation continues with everyone working towards achieving it but none having made any actual progress on the same. However, it is interesting that fusion energy and AGI have been clubbed together in conversations. In a recent tweet, Altman mentioned that building AGI is a scientific problem and superintelligence is an engineering problem.
Altman has been actively investing in nuclear energy companies such as Helion Energy and Okla Inc where the latter has been merged with AltC, a company where Altman is the CEO. With abundant energy being required for computing, creating a path for energy becomes evident. Furthermore, with big tech companies actively investing in nuclear energy, fusion energy is highly sought after.
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Interestingly, Pugnet’s project Worldcoin has been designed to cater to a future where AGI or AI will create an employment deficit in the far future, where universal basic income (UBI) will be provided through the project. Considering how Altman has invested in Worldcoin and nuclear energy, a tweet by Pugnet that resonates with Altman’s thoughts is not surprising.