Steve Jurvetson is a Managing Director for the venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson. He explored two possible paths to AGI, while emphasizing an evolutionary, bottom-up approach versus designing AGI directly, based on the experience of DFJ investigating and investing in nanotechnology.
Evolved systems could result in robust, resilient, and adaptive technologies, such as AGI. It will not be necessary to understand every thing that is going on in these systems. Combined with exponential progress, the resulting systems may outstrip our ability to model and develop a theory of how the system or its subsystems works.