An ai below human baseline turingrade intelligence and without full self-awareness. Subturing computer systems are extremely common, incorporated into everyday objects such as clothing, household appliances and vehicles. Many weapons systems foe example have subsophont control routines, efficiently slaved and obedient but capable of limited autonomous action. Subturing expert systems are often extremely competent, but not self-aware in any meaningful sense. However giving any system or subsystem a degree of sentience, however slight, can lead to conflicts of interest between that system and its operators.
- AI God - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Popular term for the most sublime category of sentient being in the known galaxy: an Archailect or archailect cluster grown to godlike status. Something of a misnomer since in fact that not all archailects are primarily ascended ais; most are complex multibeings and incorporate postbiont or postvec elements.
- AI, ai
- Dedicated Hyperturing
- Intelligent Agent
- Semi-Conscious Intelligence (SI)
- Slaved AI
- Slaved Hyperturing
- Subsentient - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
A simple organism, alife, or bot that is not fully sentient.
- Subsophont - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
A being - whether biological or aioidal, that may be sentient but has not developed true sophonce.
- Turing Test - Text by M. Alan Kazlev based on Anders Sandberg in his Transhuman Terminology
Turing's proposed test for whether a machine is conscious (or intelligent, or aware): the subject communicates via text with the machine and with a hidden human. If the subject cannot tell which of their partners in the dialog is the human, then the computer is conscious (i.e. is an AI). Turing did not specify many key details, such as the duration of the interrogation and the sophistication of the human judge and foils. By the middle Information Age, computer AIs were regularly passing the test, although its validity remained a point of controversy and philosophical debate for some decades more.
- Turing, Alan