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22 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 28 September 2008 11:04AM

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Comment author: Lara_Foster2 28 September 2008 04:17:24PM 0 points [-]

Eliezer, How do you envision the realistic consequences of mob-created AGI? Do you see it creeping up piece by piece with successive improvements until it reaches a level beyond our control,

Or do you see it as something that will explosively take over once one essential algorithm has been put into place, and that could happen any day?

If a recursively self-improving AGI were created today, using technology with the current memory storage and speed, and it had access to the internet, how much damage do you suppose it could do?