Three Flavours of the Singularity

On 9 August, 2008, in Info, by Adam A. Ford

(taken from previous blog) I.J. Good’s “Intelligence Explosion” I.J. Good first suggested that as machines become as intelligent as humans (and beyond) the machines will have the capacity to improve their own design recursively and exponentially. Designers of the initial machines may not forsee the methods that the machines self-improve. He calls this an “Intelligence [...]