Revising a paper for possible publication, now to see whether I'll get away with the TVTropes citations:

> Fictional representations of high intelligence often depict a picture of geniuses as masterminds who have an almost godlike prediction ability, laying out intricate multi-step plans where every contingency is planned for in advance (TVTropes 2017a). When discussing “superintelligent” AI systems, one might easily think that the discussion was postulating something along the lines of those fictional examples, and rightly reject it as unrealistic. [...]

> Thus, it looks that even though AI couldn’t make a single superplan for world conquest right from the beginning, it could still have a superhuman ability to adapt and learn from changing and novel situations, and react to those faster than its human adversaries. As an analogy, experts playing most games can't precompute a winning strategy right from the first move either, but they can still react and adapt to the game's evolving situation better than a novice can, enabling them to win [footnote: This is to say, while we concluded that the fictional trope of a “Xanatos Gambit” (TVTropes 2017a) is unrealistic, the one of “Xanatos Speed Chess” (TVTropes 2017b) might be a much more accurate description of how a superintelligence AI actually acted.]
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