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Generic term for a sub-singularity non-biological sentient being that is not a vec, an alife or a virtual sophont. May be a bot, expert system, intelligent agent, sentient vehicle, sentient building, or any other type of similar entity.

Aioids: Toposophic categories

Aioids fall into several different toposophic classes, differentiated by their intelligence level and other characteristics. Presapient Aioids with less native intelligence than a human being are generally known as sub-turing entities; this means they are not capable of passing the so-called Turing Test. Those aioids which are roughly equivalent to a baseline human in intelligence level are often referred to as turingrade; most, if not all, turingrade machines can pass the Turing Test (depending on how it is administered). Modosophont aioids who are more intelligent than baseline humans but less than transapient are generally known as superturings; these superbright minds are often used even today for many complex tasks.

However not all aioids can be classified along this axis - a large fraction of artificially intelligent entities are extremely competent, but cannot be classed as self-aware, sapient or sophont. Such entities, which have mental landscapes radically different to human minds, include vots and many kinds of intelligent agent.

AIs who have passed the First Singularity are known as Hyperturings; these transapient AIs are not regarded as aioids, since that term is reserved for modosophont ais only.

These terms should not be confused with the term used in information technology for an idealised computer, a Turing Machine.

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Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Initially published on 31 December 2007.