Continuous takeoff (also called slow takeoff, soft takeoff, or gradual takeoff) is any of a number of views about AI takeoff. All views present an alternative to Eliezer Yudkowsky's FOOM scenario, arguing that the transition from early AI systems to superintelligent systems will not be so immediate, but these views disagree on the details.
- the word "continuous" in continuous takeoff does not mean the mathematical definition of continuity; even in a hard takeoff (i.e. "discontinuous takeoff") scenario, the AI system's capability can be modeled as a continuous function.
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