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Comment author: Giles 02 April 2011 03:24:32PM *  0 points [-]

My understanding of the FOOM process:

  • An AI is developed to optimise some utility function or solve a particular problem.
  • It decides that the best way to go about this is to build another, better AI to solve the problem for it.
  • The nature of the problem is such that the best course of action for an agent of any conceivable level of intelligence is to first build a more intelligent AI.
  • The process continues until we reach an AI of an inconceivable level of intelligence.