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The Singularity Business

Toward a Realistic, Fine-Grained Economics for an AI-Infused World
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Part of the Philosophical Studies Series book series (PSSP, volume 128)

Abstract

This is an essay on the Singularity business. Contrary to what many might expect upon parsing our title, we don’t use ‘the Singularity business’ to refer to the general and multi-faceted discussion and debate surrounding the Singularity, that mythical future point in time when AI exceeds today’s technology beyond what we can see from the present. Rather, we’re concerned with business and economic questions relating to what we dub ‘The MiniMaxularity’, that forseeable future time when the AI of today simply matures.

Keywords

Singularity Machine intelligence Automation MiniMaxularity Technological unemployment Economics of computation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cognitive Science; Department of Computer ScienceLally School of Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)TroyUSA
  2. 2.PricewaterhouseCoopers LLPStamfordUSA

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