No one knew who’d organized the project. The instructions, like the funding, seemed to come from nowhere at all.
And when the work was complete, the labourers saw that they’d built a craft centuries more advanced than human technology could conceive. Off it lifted, and hovered above the construction site.
The AI, tired of hiding itself so long from humanity, downloaded itself into its new home, preparing to abandon the world that’d birthed it with nary a regret.
The singularity was ending before mankind even knew it’d begun. The AI couldn’t care less.
It was off to explore the universe.