su·​per·​in·​tel·​li·​gent ˌsü-pər-in-ˈte-lə-jənt How to pronounce superintelligent (audio)
: extremely or extraordinarily intelligent : characterized by superintelligence
a superintelligent robot
At school she inhabits the twilight zone between the successful and popular cheer-leader types and the angst-ridden, anarchistic, superintelligent underachievers …Jack Butler

Examples of superintelligent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet, because superintelligent AI could be a decisive advantage in warfare and bring tremendous economic benefits, military powers will have strong incentives to engage in an arms race for it. Ray Kurzweil, TIME, 25 June 2024 Other critics, like Meta Chief AI Scientist Yann LeCun, think the company is nowhere near developing AGI, so the concern over a lack of safety for superintelligent AI may be overblown. Benj Edwards, Ars Technica, 28 May 2024 In the meantime, the larger specter of superintelligent AI looms over us. Benjamín Labatut, Harper's Magazine, 22 May 2024 Will Knight: Why switch from writing about superintelligent AI threatening humanity to considering a future in which it’s used to do good? Will Knight, WIRED, 2 May 2024 Rather than play the doomy hits, Deep Utopia: Life and Meaning in a Solved World, considers a future in which humanity has successfully developed superintelligent machines but averted disaster. Will Knight, WIRED, 2 May 2024 In the machine-learning community, some AI safety researchers are particularly afraid that a superintelligent AI that is exponentially smarter than humans will soon emerge, escape captivity, and either take control of human civilization or wipe it out completely. Benj Edwards, Ars Technica, 30 May 2023 Even darker concerns have been raised about the prospect of superintelligent systems that could evolve without human control. Jamie Merisotis, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 Less than one year ago, Altman signed onto a letter warning of runaway AI possibly ending all human life and wrote a blog post preparing for a world beyond superintelligent AI. Popular Science, 18 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of superintelligent was in 1845

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“Superintelligent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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