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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Microsoft places Azure Quantum into public preview.

Does this mean that enterprises are going to start embracing Quantum Computing?

What can you do now to prepare for a quantum career?