I just read the book and while I have my own opinions I am curious to hear others. To clarify, Gary Marcus is an AI researcher himself and he even sold his AI powered startup to UBER and was for some time their AL lab director. Marcus is a neuroscientist by training who has spent his career at the forefront of AI research.
MIT’s book review and another interview with Marcus on weaknesses of deep learning, the lessons the field can borrow from the human mind, and why he’s optimistic:
In their new book Rebooting AI, Marcus and his colleague Ernest Davis advocate for a new path forward. They believe we are nowhere close to achieving such general intelligence, but they are also confident that we can get there eventually.