Following the recent comments by Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, more people are thinking and talking about the possibility of an AGI being created, and what it might mean.

That’s a good thing.

The chart below is a sketch of how I suspect the opinions are forming within the various groups participating in the debate.  (The general public is not yet participating to any significant degree.)

It’s conjecture based on news reporting and personal discussions, and not intended to offend, so please don’t sue me.  Otherwise, comments welcome.
Attitudes towards AGI
CESR = Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (Cambridge University)
FHI = Future of Humanity Institute (Oxford University)
MIRI = Machine Intelligence Research Institute (formerly the Singularity Institute)

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