Peter Voss on Artificial General Intelligence, Personalizing Personal Assistants, and Motorcycles

In this episode of Data Driven, Frank and Andy speak with Peter Voss about Artificial General Intelligence, Personalizing Personal Assistants, and Motorcycles.



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Guest Bio

Peter Voss is the world’s foremost authority in Artificial General Intelligence.

His company Aigo ( has created the world’s first intelligent cognitive assistant.

Aigo was funded with a personal investment of $10 million dollars. They currently manage millions of personalized customer service inquiries for household name-brands

Notable Quotes

Aigo is Peter’s company. BAILeY’s Introduction (00:00)

The east coast has been blanketed with snow. (01:30)

The Expanse books (03:00)

Coding for curiosity? – Frank (11:50)

“Models don’t dynamically learn.” – Peter (13:00)

Three waves: Logic programming, Deep learning / neural networks, cognitive architecture / intelligence (14:00)

Intelligence v. sentience? – Frank (15:50)

What about bots being “led astray?” – Andy (18:30)

On programming morality… (21:30)

AI Safety is a better description – Peter (22:30)

Asimov’s three laws of robotics – Frank (23:15)

On delimmas – Peter (24:15)

“Morality should be about human flourishing.” – Peter (25:15)

Are we using digital means to do something analog? – Andy (27:55)

Peter is trained as an electronics engineer. (28:05)

“Context is always super-important.” – Peter (28:30)

“You need a feedback system.” – Peter (30:00)

AIGO is Peter’s company. (31:00)

The three meanings of personal. (34:00)

“Exo-cortex” (33:50)

On context switches (38:30)

Did you find AI or did AI find you? (41:00)

“I took five years off to study…” – Peter (43:00)

What’s your favorite part of your current gig? (44:10)

When I’m not working, I enjoy ___. (45:00)

I think the coolest thing in technology today is ___. (45:30)

I look forward to the day when I can use technology to ___. (46:25)

Something interesting or different about yourself (47:00)

How Not to Die (48:00)

Where can people learn more about Peter? (49:00)

Book reading / listening recommendations? (49:00)

The Mind’s I (50:00)

Peter’s articles on Medium (52:00)

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