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 interface
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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- A discussion between Hugo de Garis and Ben Goertzel on superintelligence