There is no chance that general artificial intelligence (AGI) will be created within the next 12 months. This technology could be decades away. This opinion was expressed by Microsoft President Brad Smith, writes Reuters.

Recently, it became known that before Sam Altman was fired, OpenAI researchers warned the company’s board of directors about a powerful breakthrough in artificial intelligence that they said could threaten humanity.

According to Reuters, this may be the Q* (pronounced Q-Star) project, which is being called a breakthrough in the creation of general artificial intelligence. Thanks to its enormous computing resources, the new model was allegedly able to solve basic mathematical problems.

However, Microsoft’s president rejected claims of a dangerous breakthrough.

“There’s no way that you’re going to see the so-called AGI, where computers are more powerful than humans, in the next 12 months. It’s going to take years, if not decades, but I still think the time to focus on security is now,” said Brad Smith.

By the way, after Sam Altman returned to OpenAI, he wrote a letter to the team. In it, he outlined the company’s immediate priorities and added that he was looking forward to “finalizing the creation” of AGI.