An intelligence explosion (sometimes called a technological singularity, or singularity for short) is a hypothesized event in which a sufficiently advanced artificial intelligence rapidly attains superhuman intellectual ability by a process of recursive self-improvement.

Further reading

Bostrom, Nick (2014) Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Chalmers, David J. (2010) The singularity: A philosophical analysis, Journal of Consciousness Studies, vol. 17, pp. 7–65.

Sandberg, Anders (2013) An overview of models of technological singularity, in Max More & Natasha Vita-More (eds.) The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology, and Philosophy of the Human Future, Malden, Massachusetts: Wiley, pp. 376–394.

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