The idea of running an AI at superspeed so it can develop very fast was not mine; I nicked it from the amazing AI-ethics story The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang. You can read the entire text online here and it’s well worth it. I have always loved exploring the idea of evolving intelligences.

Now, the idea of giving an AI extra time to develop is not one that I nicked from anywhere, but it is what Vanderbeam did with A2-Z in 2007.