Instrumental convergence is the alleged overlap in instrumental goals expected to be exhibited by a broad class of future artificial agents, due to their usefulness for the attainment of a wide range of possible final goals.
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Yudkowsky, Eliezer (2013) Five theses, two lemmas, and a couple of strategic implications, Machine Intelligence Research Institute's Blog, May 5.