back to article In pursuit of artificial general intelligence, Meta adds Broadcom boss Hock Tan to its board

Social networking company Meta has appointed Broadcom CEO Hock Tan to its board and added energy entrepreneur John Arnold too. Meta founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained the pair were appointed because their experience is needed to help develop artificial general intelligence. "Having directors with deep expertise in …

  1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    Oops ... another misstep on the way to nowhere good and great

    In pursuit of artificial general intelligence, Meta adds Broadcom boss Hock Tan to its board

    Zuck needs silicon smarts – and the energy experience of a former Enron exec

    In pursuit of artificial general intelligence and silicon smarts one might reasonably argue the energy experience of a former Enron exec is the last thing that a Zuck needs.

    Enron was an energy company that hid massive trading losses and falsified its revenues to inflate its stock price and conceal its debt. The company collapsed in 2001, filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and triggering a wave of corporate scandals and reform.

    [The] Enron scandal, [a] series of events that resulted in the bankruptcy of the U.S. energy, commodities, and services company Enron Corporation in 2001 and the dissolution of Arthur Andersen LLP, which had been one of the largest auditing and accounting companies in the world. The collapse

    1. cyberdemon Silver badge
      Mushroom

      Re: Oops ... another misstep on the way to nowhere good and great

      > hid massive trading losses and falsified its revenues to inflate its stock price and conceal its debt. The company collapsed in 2001

      Sounds like exactly what Zuck needs!

    2. Marty McFly Silver badge
      FAIL

      Re: Oops ... another misstep on the way to nowhere good and great

      Nice re-swizzle on the quotes, misconstruing El Reg's article.

      John Arnold is the former Enron exec. Not Hock Tan.

  2. jmch Silver badge

    Not the way to General AI

    Let me start by the caveats that (a) it's not even clear what 'General AI' is even going to look like, and (b) I'm just an amateur. Having said that, I don't think that simply knowing how to build better silicon is going to be helpful without a better understanding of what intelligence really is. It's like an explorer going to a car manufacturer to get a bigger, better, faster, shinier offroad vehicle, while meanwhile not knowing where to go explore.

    1. cyberdemon Silver badge
      Alien

      Re: Not the way to General AI

      > It's like an explorer going to a car manufacturer to get a bigger, better, faster, shinier offroad vehicle, while meanwhile not knowing where to go explore.

      Or rather, the thing they are looking for is on a different planet, if it exists at all!

      (But, the big shiny beast that he buys will allow him to ingest and digest even more of our data, giving him even more power and control over our lives. And I expect that is what he (or at least his board) is really after anyway..)

  3. Spock2

    The people who messed up the last iteration of the internet shouldn't be allowed anywhere near the next one.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    2 Perfect additions to drive Meta into the ground?

    Watch your wallet around those 2, Zuck!

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