The Ultraintelligent Machine will be Civilization's Last Invention

The survival of man depends on the early construction of an ultraintelligent machine.

Let an ultraintelligent machine be defined as a. machine that can far surpass all the intellectual activities of any man however clever. Since the design of machines is one of these intellectual activities, an ultraintelligent machine could design even better machines; there would then unquestionably be an "intelligence explosion," and the intelligence of man would be left fa.r behind see for example refs. [22], [34], [ 44]). Thus the first ultraintelligent machine is the last invention that man need ever make, provided that the machine is docile enough to tell us how to keep it under control. It is curious that this point is made so seldom outside of science fiction. It is sometimes worthwhile to take science fiction seriously.


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 Speculations Concerning the First Ultraintelligent Machine
Periodicals>Journal Article:  Irving, John Good (1965), Speculations Concerning the First Ultraintelligent Machine, Advances in Computes, Volume 6, Trinity College, Retrieved on 2021-09-24
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    24 SEP 2021

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