Some Economic Incentives Facing a Business that Might Bring About a Technological Singularity

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A business that created an artificial general intelligence (AGI) could earn trillions for its investors, but might also bring about a “technological Singularity” that destroys the value of money. Such a business would face a unique set of economic incentives that would likely push it to behave in a socially sub-optimal way by, for example, deliberately making its software incompatible with a friendly AGI framework.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.EconomicsSmith CollegeNorthamptonUSA

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