Microsoft investing in OpenAI has come as big news in the artificial general intelligence (AGI) space.

SwissCognitiveOpenAI had announced the end of its non-profit operations a few months ago, which got a confirmation following Microsoft’s investment. Since its inception, OpenAI has been working towards the development and promotion of AI which is beneficial to humanity. While it has not achieved a fully efficient AGI system yet, it will now work alongside Microsoft to achieve it.

With OpenAI becoming a for-profit company, it faces competition from many companies across the globe that are working on AGI. In this article, we list nine such companies that work on similar intentions as Open AI. The list is in alphabetical order.

Founded in August 2013 AGI Innovations Inc (AGi3) works on long term goal of developing and commercialising the next generation of intelligence engines based on AGI theory. It is working on developing a next-gen AGI engine that can power a wide variety of intelligent applications, while strongly focusing on natural language understanding and learning. As their website notes, they are also implementing spatial/temporal sense and actuator mechanisms that will allow their intelligence engines not only to be utilised in various personal assistant applications but, potentially, also in robotics.

Apprente focuses on developing AGI-based neuromimetic techniques. With a diverse team of leading architects, developers and researchers with skills ranging from machine learning and neuroscience to computational linguistics, they are strongly focused on enhancing their research in AGI. The team has extensive experience in building state-of-the-art artificial intelligence solutions, and are currently leveraging AI to deliver enterprise solutions for a broad range of customer service applications.

It is one of the world leaders in AI research and they are on a scientific mission to push boundaries of AI to a whole new level. Founded in 2010, DeepMind was acquired by Google in 2014 and are now a part of the Alphabet group. They are trying to work up AGI to solve larger problems that humankind is facing. With an end goal of achieving AGI, they are one of the world leaders in the space and have come with up breakthroughs such as AlphaGo and AlphaStar.

They are one of the early creators of the world’s first functional artificial general intelligence. The company started off by trying to optimise neuroscience-based approaches to make AI mimic the human brain but then worked backwards from a new definition of intelligence that they determined from quantum mechanics theory. This helped them create an AI that was incredibly versatile. They created the first functional consumer-facing AGI program, Nigel AGI that could come up with its own hypothesis, conclusions, understanding new ideas and concepts on its own.[…]

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