Sapient
As an adjective, having the characteristics of sapience. As a noun, particularly as a collective noun, often used as a synonym for "sophont".
 
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    As an adjective, having the characteristics of sentience. As a noun, particularly as a collective noun, any being that is deemed to have sentience, as in "The Universal Bill of Sentient Rights".
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    A person. A being that has the quality of sophonce. Such beings are sometimes called 'sapients'. For historical reasons, sophont-grade ais, may be called 'turingrade ais', even though because of philosophical and practical difficulties with the Turing Test the term 'sophont ai' would be clearer.
 
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Text by Stephen Inniss

Initially published on 22 April 2008.