There is no known way of building intelligence/superintelligence today (often and hereafter referred to as AGI), nor is there a known way towards building it in the future. Unlike fusion reactors, for example.
I assume one of the roles of the scientific community in society is to also safeguard the masses against (religious/pseudo-religious) eschatological entities. Therefore, are there any proven or stipulated reasons for why it might be in the interest of academia, through action or omission, not to do so?
While it can be enjoyable to creatively speculate from time to time, please try to stick to the facts and try to back up your answer with sources. Also, while that may be difficult for some, please don’t share your opinions about whether AGI might or might not be possible.