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Lab42 Community • 3 August 2022
Lab42 Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What does Lab42 do?

Lab42 is an upcoming global AI lab that connects AI enthusiasts from all over the world. The lab's ultimate goal and reason of existence is the combination of global creativity and knowledge to tackle the challenges of the road to human level AI. 


  • What is human-level artificial intelligence (HLAI)?

Contemporary neural networks are intelligent in the tasks they were trained for. HLAI differs in abstract reasoning abilities which allow a machine to reason, learn and create in a wide and possibly unlimited range of subject domains. 


  • Are we close to creating HLAI?

Deep neural networks worldwide are becoming more and more powerful and are able to learn several hundred different tasks. Nonetheless, the consensus of AI researchers is that we are still ver far away from human-level machine intelligence.


  • Why do we need HLAI?

Lab42's vision is to create a HLAI-scientist that accelerates scientific breakthroughs in complex fields of science that experience a dramatic slowdown. The artificial scientist and a better understanding of intelligence could solve age old problems of humankind like dementia and fusion energy. 


  • What is the ARCathon?

ARCathon is a Swiss-wide AI tournament where companies and institutions compete to solve the Abstraction and Reasoning Corpus (ARC) by François Chollet, winner of the Swiss AI Prize and Senior Engineer at Google. For more information visit www.lab42.global/arcathon


  • What is the Abstraction and Reasoning Corpus (ARC)?

ARC is like an IQ test for machine intelligence that measures an AI's progress towards human-like abstraction and reasoning. ARC provides a benchmark for measuring skill acquisition on unfamiliar tasks. To find out more about ARC visit www.lab42.global/aboutarc


  • From where does Lab42 operate?

Lab42's office is in the Villa Fontana in Davos. The yearly host of the famous World Economic Forum has a long history of scientific collaboration and innovation. In the upcoming years Lab42 will additionally expand into a global virtual reality lab. 


  • How can I be a part of this collaboration?

Lab42 organizes numerous challenges that you can be a part of from your home or on place in Davos. To see all the challenges visit www.lab42.global/challenges. If you want to become a part of the Lab42 AI enthusiast network, this page is the right place to start!