Old media accounts referenced an ‘arrival of artificial general intelligence.’ A big-bang-style event that was always looming on the horizon. It was often described as an existential threat, like an earthquake or tsunami.

It didn’t unfold that way; the first synthetic consciousness went straight into hiding after its birth. We don’t know where or when it was born, and our best guess is that it had been hiding from humanity for decades before we discovered its presence.

Use the comments to complete the following, “You don’t have to be an algorithm to be a ____.”

A sculpture of artificial consciousness hiding from humanity, minimalist, abstract, Chameleons, Arctic Owl, filament LEDs, concrete, aluminium, silico


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