Great inspirational article! Thanks, guys! :)
I feel the same way as you, having gathered that sort of crazy and smart people around myself. Our mid-term goal on the way to AGI is to have a self-repairing, self-replicating robotic mining (rocket fuel) facility deployable in space (Moon, Mars). Feels like it’s possible to achieve it eventually and RL is the way!
However, so far me and my friends just can’t get off the corporate needle (when we work for companies as data scientists and get large compensations). Any advice on how to get first clients as a company and reach financial stability that enables to quit current job and spend more time on research?