AlphaZero's creative insights coupled with the encouraging results we see in other projects such as AlphaFold, give us confidence in our mission to create general purpose learning systems
[...] to solve intelligence, developing more general and capable problem-solving systems, known as artificial general intelligence (AGI).
What exactly can we learn from AlphaZero that is so important in the development of AGI?
I asked this to a postdoctoral researcher at the Reinforcement Learning Group, Leiden University in The Netherlands, and he found this statement way too optimistic. He thinks there is still a big hole between solving games with AlphaZero and actual artificial general intelligence.
What indication is there that AlphaZero is a big step towards AGI?