verb (used with object), boot·strapped, boot·strap·ping.
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“We could start an algorithm that initially does not have much intelligence inside it, and watch it bootstrap itself all the way up potentially to AGI,” Clune says.
The offset thing that we think will stand up is if you gather money from companies and consumers to bootstrap the market for clean steel and clean cement.Bill Gates: Rich nations should shift entirely to synthetic beef|James Temple|February 15, 2021|MIT Technology Review
It was also at this point I realized that, despite being in the midst of a pandemic, we had managed to bootstrap our way through and we had a product and customers.The founder who decided to to stop fundraising and instead hold onto her equity|Rachel King|January 24, 2021|Fortune
No, I’m there as someone who spent the first eight years of my life in the Bronx, who understands what it means to have to bootstrap yourself.Reggie Fils-Aimé spends his retirement helping underprivileged youths|Elise Favis|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
We set out to bootstrap a solution any company can build and use in their own industry.How to create new Google Shopping insight reports in Data Studio|Andrew McGarry|July 8, 2020|Search Engine Land
The actual gunmen had cited Osama bin Laden as their motive, but TTP was eager to bootstrap.
Unlike silly examples involving broccoli and cell phones, that so-called “bootstrap” argument is sound.Impeach the Supreme Court Justices If They Overturn Health-Care Law|David R. Dow|April 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The skeleton compiler acts as a bootstrap for introducing more sophisticated facilities.Preliminary Specifications: Programmed Data Processor Model Three (PDP-3)|Digital Equipment Corporation
The ground is covered with stately temples of various designs, all of which I am told are consecrated to Bootstrap-lifting.
As I stand watching, a card is handed to me, informing me that a lady will do my Bootstrap-lifting at five dollars per lift.
I consult these—for my legs have given out in the effort to visit and inspect all phases of the Bootstrap-lifting practice.
In the few minutes before Bootstrap loomed near, they filled the bottom of the cabin with blankets.Space Platform|Murray Leinster
British Dictionary definitions for bootstrap
- Also: boot a technique for loading the first few program instructions into a computer main store to enable the rest of the program to be introduced from an input device
- (as modifier)a bootstrap loader