Virtual intelligence

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  • Commonly referred to as VI
  • As distinguished from artificial intelligence
    • Space between VI and AI is vague and ill-defined, often requiring extended research and interaction to distinguish between highly advanced VI and newborn AI (DS9 Novel: The Long Mirage)
  • Simulated intelligent agents provided for user interaction in various domains
  • Often equipped with minimal situational learning faculties as needed for specific applications
  • Most common implementations include direct verbal computer interaction and holodeck characters
  • Term not used within actual sources, but commonly used within this site to distinguish AI from intelligence-simulating entities