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'''Superintelligence''' refers to a hypothesized being that possess intelligence far beyond the abilities of any current human being. These could either be an Super Artificial Intelligence (SAI) or a human that had some form of cognitive enhancement either biological or [[Brain-computer interfaces]]
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A '''Superintelligence''' is a being with superhuman intelligence, and a focus of the [[Singularity Institute|Singularity Institute's]] research. Specifically, Nick Bostrom (1997) defined it as
  
Superintelligence can be divided into two varieties “weak” and “strong”. A “weak superintelligence” would have a structure with similar cognitive abilities to the human brain, but able to operate at a vastly greater speed. Whilst a “strong superintelligence” would operate superiorly in both speed and cognitive ability.
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<blockquote> "An intellect that is much smarter than the best human brains in practically every field, including scientific creativity, general wisdom and social skills."</blockquote>
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The [[Singularity Institute]] is dedicated to ensuring humanity's safety and prosperity by preparing for the creation of an [[Artificial General Intelligence]] which will develop superintelligence. A superintelligence with an architecture not based on the human brain is sometime called a strong superintelligence. Given its intelligence, it is likely to be [[AI boxing|incapable of being controlled]] by humanity. It is important to prepare early to develop [[friendly artificial intelligence]], as there may be an [[AI arms race]].
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An [[Artificial General Intelligence]] has a number of advantages that will help it develop superintelligence.  
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The development of superintelligence from humans has also been considered, sometimes called a weak superintelligence. It may come in the form of [[whole brain emulation]], where a human brain is scanned and simulated on a computer. The development of [[Brain-computer interfaces]] may also lead to the creation of superintelligence. Biological enhancements such as genetic manipulation or the use of nootropics could lead to superintelligence as well.  
  
 
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A Superintelligence is a being with superhuman intelligence, and a focus of the Singularity Institute's research. Specifically, Nick Bostrom (1997) defined it as

"An intellect that is much smarter than the best human brains in practically every field, including scientific creativity, general wisdom and social skills."

The Singularity Institute is dedicated to ensuring humanity's safety and prosperity by preparing for the creation of an Artificial General Intelligence which will develop superintelligence. A superintelligence with an architecture not based on the human brain is sometime called a strong superintelligence. Given its intelligence, it is likely to be incapable of being controlled by humanity. It is important to prepare early to develop friendly artificial intelligence, as there may be an AI arms race.

An Artificial General Intelligence has a number of advantages that will help it develop superintelligence.

The development of superintelligence from humans has also been considered, sometimes called a weak superintelligence. It may come in the form of whole brain emulation, where a human brain is scanned and simulated on a computer. The development of Brain-computer interfaces may also lead to the creation of superintelligence. Biological enhancements such as genetic manipulation or the use of nootropics could lead to superintelligence as well.

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