The current status of artificial intelligence research is advancing rapidly, with new developments happening frequently. The One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100), hosted at Stanford University, is an ongoing project that studies the status of AI technology and its impacts on the world over the next 100 years. The AI100 2021 Study Panel Report is the second in a series and provides an overview of the current state of AI and its potential future developments. According to the report, AI adoption has more than doubled since 2017, with 50 percent of respondents reporting adopting AI in at least one business area. Google and OpenAI are developing user-friendly platforms that allow people to customize powerful language models and make their own mini-AIs.
However, creating true AI, or artificial general intelligence (AGI), which surpasses human intelligence, is still considered to be far off. AGI is difficult to precisely define, but it refers to a superintelligent AI recognizable from science fiction. While there has been progress in developing AI systems that can perform specific tasks, such as image recognition or natural language processing, these systems are not yet able to generalize their knowledge and apply it to new situations. As the field of AI continues to advance, it is important to consider the ethical and societal implications of these developments and to ensure that AI is developed and used in a responsible and beneficial manner.