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Lumifer comments on Hard Takeoff - Less Wrong

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Comment author: Lumifer 17 March 2015 03:20:08PM 1 point [-]

FOOM, in the context of LW, is extremely rapid take-off of artificial intelligence.

If an AI can improve itself and the rate at which it improves is itself a function of how good (=smart) it is, the growth of its capabilities will resemble exponential and at some point will rapidly escalate into the superhuman realm. That is FOOM.