AI with significantly greater intelligence or competence than humans, but still subsingularity in toposophic scale
An ai above human baseline turingrade intelligence but beneath SI:1. Superturings are the artificial equivalent of superbrights and Homo Superior, but are in general much more varied in mental type. Superturing ai played an important part in the shaping and memetic engineering of the interplanetary age, controlling many of the habitats and polities in that era, but were superseded by the hyperturings in the later interplanetary period and beyond. Nevertheless, superturing ai remain an important and central element in galactic society to this day.
Turing Test - Text by M. Alan Kazlev based on Anders Sandberg in his Transhuman Terminology Turing's proposed test for whether a machine is conscious (or intelligent, or aware): the subject communicates via text with the machine and with a hidden human. If the subject cannot tell which of their partners in the dialog is the human, then the computer is conscious (i.e. is an AI). Turing did not specify many key details, such as the duration of the interrogation and the sophistication of the human judge and foils. By the middle Information Age, computer AIs were regularly passing the test, although its validity remained a point of controversy and philosophical debate for some decades more.