Superintelligence (SI or S.I.) is an exceptionally large or powerful, superior intelligence when compared to the nearest (and only current) standard (human) level intelligence.

Nick Bostrom in 1998 stated:

By a ‘superintelligence’ we mean an intellect that is much smarter than the best human brains in practically every field, including scientific creativity, general wisdom and social skills.

The concept has appeared on several occasions in science fiction.

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  • Skynet is a fictional, computer-based military defence system that acts as the primary antagonist in the Terminator series of films and games. The strategy behind Skynet's creation was to remove the possibility of human error and slowness of reaction time to guarantee fast, efficient response to enemy attack, but it eventually becomes self-aware and attempted to exterminate the human race especially with the release of nuclear weapons.

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  • Greenfield, Susan (2002). The Private Life of the Brain (Penguin Press Science). London, England: Penguin Books Ltd. pp. 272 pages. ISBN 0-14-100720-6. 
  • D. Lenat and R. V. Guha. (1990). Building Large Knowledge-Based Systems: Representation and Inference in the Cyc Project. Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0-201-51752-3. 
  • How to Build a Mind, Weidenfeld and Nicolson 2000[1]Template:ISSN.
  • Axioms and Tests for the Presence of Minimal Consciousness in Agents, Journal of Consciousness Studies 2003.[2]
  • Book by David Marr - Neuroscientist 1980 Vision: A computational investigation into the human representation and processing of visual information ISBN 0-7167-1567-8 1980

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