The technological singularity – also, simply, the singularity – is a future point in time at which technological growth becomes uncontrollable and irreversible, resulting in unforeseeable changes to human civilization.

According to the most popular version of the singularity hypothesis, called intelligence explosion, an upgradable intelligent agent (such as a computer running software-based artificial general intelligence) will eventually enter a "runaway reaction" of self-improvement cycles, with each new and more intelligent generation appearing more and more rapidly, causing an "explosion" in intelligence and resulting in a powerful superintelligence that qualitatively far surpasses all human intelligence. Wikipedia.

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