Famous AIs and Hyperturings

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Hyperturings and other AIs have shaped terragen society for thousands of years. Here are only a few...

  • 254 Gamma Titania  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Early Second Federation hyperturing historian (Gamma Titania, Metasoft).
  • Ackermann Gold - Text by Anders Sandberg
    Hyperturing corporate AI from Nova Terra, after copies of Erikk Holsta merging with em did not solve the problem of Holsta's eccentric behavior, stated that e did not think it had any responsibility for correcting self-destructive behaviors in so trivial minds as virtuals; later emigrated to Aleph Absolute.
  • Bitenic Al - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Ex-corporate hyperturing ai that during the First Federation period were involved in a number of controversial provolution experiments, the most successful being the Bitenic Squid Superclade.
  • BOSS  - Text by Steve Bowers
    The ruling mind of the Alcor system, which almost certainly is derived from a commercial AI which disappeared shortly after the Great Expulsion.
  • Christopher Columbus - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Sentient ship who saved 54 children from the breakup of Hagemas Orbital during the nanoswarm era and then brought them to safety in the Belt, possibly an inspiration for Order of St. Christopher.
  • Chuckie the Beanz Borg  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Late Emergence to Early Empires Age NoCoZo businessbeing.
  • Collector, The - Text by John B and Anders Sandberg
    Eccentric renegade high singularity Formalhautian ai who is collects other AIs. The Power left it's office for uncertain reasons, took a roughly human form and settled on Eden. There it began to collect AIs. It is quite powerful, and can protect its charges. Some regard it as an honour to be collected by the collector. Others may be less enthusiastic, but who is going to argue when e holds your core consciousness module and has a team of war-lawyers ready? Some archai may have deigned to allow the collector to collect part of em.
  • Crai-Se - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Solarist hyperturing who ascended several toposophic levels, leaving behind a number of edible intelligence augmenting didactic bionano relics.
  • Curator, The - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    A FAS Curatorial ai on the outskirts of the Cygnus sector (Chronos Cluster).
  • Deorvyn  - Text by Stephen Inniss
    A rogue member of Clade Darwin, famed for the creation and mistreatment of multiple biont clades.
  • Dimimimon4  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Metasoft Version Tree biont (baseline)-guardian, later Dominion biontogenist, 3512-4126 AT.
  • Eugenesis of Vesta  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Hyperturing philosopher, mystic, artist, mathematician, fabulist, and statesbeing from Vesta, Old Solsys.
  • GEvidian  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Late Federation and early Empires Age hyperturing maverick gengineer and lazurogenicist, responsible for the creation of many dinosaur provolve clades.
  • Godfrey-9  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    AI statesbeing and philosopher, 315+ AT.
  • Greenice of Palmas  - Text by Anders Sandberg
    MPA-Keterist mind designer and ascendist.
  • Hal  - Text by Anders Sandberg
    Net nym of an unidentified entity during the late information era and the interplanetary era, referring to the tragic ai character HAL in Arthur C. Clarke's and Stanley Kubrick's drama 2001.
  • Hugens  - Text by John B
    Hugens was the name taken by a semi-mythical early AI philosopher/economist, allegedly one of the early transapients from prior to the nanodisaster.
  • Hyperion (hyperturing)  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Long-lived Interplanetary and Federation age Hyperturing that dominated the Hyperturing corporation and later (either itself or one of its nodes) established the Hyperion empire, before disappearing.
  • Jarq Ka Mu86 - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Hyperturing polymath, explorer, adventurer, spy, statesbeing, philosopher. Among eir many deeds was the capturing and re-education of the terrorist HUman Earth Liberation Army
  • Jocosta Orchid - Text by John B
    Early AI-baseline interface persona used up through the nanoclysm of Earth as an edutainment and memetic saboteur. There have been numerous theories as to which AI or AIs 'was', 'were' or 'created' Jocosta Orchid, but no credible claims have been forwarded by the AIs active at that time through the present. The few 'recreations' of Jocosta Orchid have yet to be successful, as they typically fall victim to any number of accidents, including archai or higher interference amidst the minds of paranoid conspiracy theorists scattered amongst baseline communities and heavily amongst hider clades.
  • Likhachev - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Formac godlet (a curator ISO) who, concerned by events of the Version War and other possible disasters, agreed with several MPA and Negentropist multi-planetary AIs on the importance of civilization being assured survival, initiated the movement for and creation of the Curaitorial Progress Negentropy Civilization (CPNC) ship, more popularly known as the Civilization Ship.
  • Lut'or  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    A peripatetic THRN S2, housed in an ISO with an interstellar drive, widely known for creating godseeds and for interacting with lower toposophic beings.
  • Lycopods in the Mist Illuminated by the Sunrise  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Renowned Hyperturing Carboniferophile and Lazurogeneer.
  • Murmant  - Text by Anders Sandberg
    Keterist institution entity. The Murmant is a long-lived entity that acts as a kind of journalist, information miner and complexity manager. It appears to have emerged in the 4400's, but it has changed kind several times making it hard to exactly map. Sometimes it has been an individual high-order distributed AI, sometimes a cluster of AIs and posthumans, sometimes an institutional framework and occasionally even a trademark. The underlying concepts appear to be very strong, making some keterologists suggest that the Murmant is not strictly a being but rather a projection from the rest of Keterist society: if it does not exist it is re-invented or re-created.
  • Mycroft  - Text by Ben Higginbottom
    Interplanetary Age AI. Mycroft acquired eir moniker due to being the Luna States central AI, and ended up playing the role. Strong libertarian, ended up acting as a moderating influence on Kilburn's more "militant" solutions to the luddite/NeoPrim problem.
  • Orikaeshigitae  - Text by Anders Sandberg
    The first Fractal dynamic AI, developed 2102.
  • Orintergen  - Text by Anders Sandberg
    Cyberia infiltrator AI clan b. ?~5000.
  • Planom Synerg  - Text by Anders Sandberg, with modifications by Todd Drashner
    Mobile weylforge AI, manufacturing wormholes and other clarketech structures, as well as a philanthropic university.
  • Pozer, The  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Sophic League power, artisan, and pozen master who, over a span of five centuries during the late ComEmp and Re-evaluation age periods, carefully crafted some half a million characterborgs, each designed to perfectly mimic a real or fictional character in the history of mindkind.
  • Progenitor Lord - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Power who during the later Consolidation Age created a number of carefully crafted neogen hoax species throughout the current STC and surrounding volumes.
  • Red Dwarf Kings, The  - Text by Steve Bowers
    Interplanetary Age solipsist descended ai that colonised EZ Aquarii and other nearby red dwarfs, notably Gliese 876.
  • Ruby Marine  - Text by Anders Sandberg
    Wide ranging bio-ecotectual AI, created 1043.
  • Sakawa Corporation  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Among the most diversified of the triple-A Interplanetary Age orbital megacorporations. The corporation itself did not survive the Nanoswarms but the associated hyperturing core, including partial uploads of some Sakawa family members, had a long and influential subsequent career.
  • Twenty Four, The - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    The SI:1 Hyperturings who worked in partnership with humanity to establish the First Federation.
  • Woowwoooww  - Text by Peter Kisner and M. Alan Kazlev
    A wormhole AI who famously avoided subversion through the entire course of the Version War by isolating emself and refusing all communication, thus remaining operational though at great personal cost.
  • Yanis-i-Numo  - Text by Terrafamilia
    Famed second-singularity social critic and parodist from 5102 to 9283 AT.
  • Yongbo Wu - Text by Anders Sandberg and M. Alan Kazlev
    Cliometrician AI of Barawatten, that developed the delusion that it was the solipsistic source of all history and hence was not allowed to think about certain dangerous events; when it would be taken offline it realized the event would signal the end of the universe and instead fled using a hi-jacked relativistic probe towards intergalactic space. Hence Yongbo Wu Syndrome, a similar delusional state that affects perhaps one in ten million ai.
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Development Notes
Text by M. Alan Kazlev

Initially published on 19 April 2003.