Intelligent Agent
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An autonomous software program or ai (usually turingrade but sometimes only subturingrade) that performs a function on its own, such as searching the Known Net for information based on certain criteria.

An intelligent agent may be a symaiotic entity which acts as a companion and advisor to a biont, or simply a specialised subroutine of a larger AI. Can form part of an exoself .

An early example was the Feynman Expert System, an Intelligence Augmentation program.
 
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    [1] a term for an inferior minds (generally, anything less than SI:1).
    [2] a subroutine, a dedicated processing node, a mind that is part of a greater mind.
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    A form of insanity affecting moon-brains and larger, when one or more sub-assemblies loose processing capability either through physical damage or (more likely) through persona alteration, making the subassembly less likely to accept a command to merge back into the whole.
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    A form of insanity affecting moon-brains and larger, when one or more subassembly begins to gather resources from other subassemblies as semi-permanent accretions to their own capabilities, often at a significant cost to the unit as a whole. Often caused by mismanaged priority routing by a central core, giving an external core an ultimate priority command without properly limiting its duration.
  • Subroutine - Text by M. Alan Kazlev, adapted from KurzweilAI
    A program, block of programs, sublect, or group of sublects organizationally distinct from the main body of the program or mind, which may be called from within the program or mind. Most high toposophic minds and even medium level ai make extensive use of subroutines.
  • 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.
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Development Notes
Text by M. Alan Kazlev

Initially published on 10 November 2001.