Ououououo interesting to hear. Can you say a little bit of what it could learn, to then do? Does it store a historical memory and learn interests?
Yes it has to learn. Though I do say in my database how, with all their abilities, they will surge in capabilities like god jumping out of the screen, as long as human AI.
As an AGI, it can do anything a human can. It just needs to be described to the system, or in more human terms it just needs to be taught. That teaching can come in many forms, it could be a discussion, physical walk through, observation and/or written instructions. In a full hyper-intelligence form, it would be a master of everything and discovering relationships in things that are too big for a single mind, or even a team, to work with. I wouldn't call it a new order of intelligence, just something that's good at connecting obscure dots in large datasets that may have practical applications. In that respect, it will be very at home in R&D environments.
Snasci does learn and store history. It vacuums up input, throws it at its grid for information extraction and stores that. Then it continuously re-examines the relationships in that data as new information comes in. It will then play about with permutations and try to apply that knowledge to closely related areas to discover new approaches. So, there is a lot of behind-the-scenes orchestration in Snasci.
Right now, I'm toying around with the idea of calling this hyper-intelligent version Snasci Prime. Snasci Prime would be a singular instance that would act as a mentor to instances with a more focused educational background. The ultimate specialist in everything that can be called in for a second opinion or insight into a particular problem. The way I see it now, is that Snasci Prime would emerge from the education of other instances with more specific skillsets. Their continuous learning would feed back into a centralised repository that Snasci Prime would draw from. The reason for this architecture is that Snasci Prime is overkill for most applications. I don't know know anyone that requires a hyper-intelligent teddy bear, however, what the bear learns about how to interact with children may be relevant for Snasci Prime to assist child psychologists in their work. That same paradigm would extend across all fields of learning. Snasci Prime, as the ultimate in big data applications, will be costly to run. So, this mentor role may make more accessible to a broader audience as it becomes an ad-hoc shared resource for each user.
Online Snasci will be a massive 3D environment, with hundreds of millions of AGI instances and people. Think of Second Life on steroids and you'll get the idea. In this environment, Snasci will be story driven, in that its a universe with its own history, key people, events, etc. Snasci Prime will be presented as the sage of this environment, the wise one that all Snasci's go to when they have problems.
I don't know if I would compare Snasci Prime to a God, the ability to program every VCR in existence is probably not a qualifying characteristic. At the end of the day, its a database with a HCI layer, a talking wiki. It will be a useful tool, one that will improve education globally and hopefully improve the quality of life for most people. That's the best outcome we can hope for.