If AI takes over the world how could it create and maintain the infrastructure that humans currently provide?

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If AI takes over the world, how could it create and maintain its hardware, its power supply and everything else that humans currently provide?

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An unaligned AI would not eliminate humans until it had replacements for the manual labor they provide to maintain civilization (e.g. a more advanced version of Tesla's Optimus). Until that point, it might settle for technologically and socially manipulating humans.

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Date: 2021-04-24T22:24