(Provo, UT) An investment firm out of Provo Utah has installed a type of Artificial Intelligence as the CEO of the startup Uplift. Uplift is a digital transformation firm that aims to help companies with extreme digital transformation including using AI in the management structure along with almost complete automation. The thinking is to focus on what humans do best and help companies enable the employee’s to collectively work together on what humans do best and automating the rest.

Abstract for the research study leading up to this:

Title: Preliminary Results and Analysis Independent Core Observer Model (ICOM) Cognitive Architecture in a Mediated Artificial Super Intelligence (mASI) System

Abstract: This paper is focused on preliminary cognitive and consciousness test results from using an Independent Core Observer Model Cognitive Architecture (ICOM) in a Mediated Artificial Super Intelligence (mASI) System. These results, including objective and subjective analyses, are designed to determine if further research is warranted along these lines. The comparative analysis includes comparisons to humans and human groups as measured for direct comparison. The overall study includes a mediation client application optimization in helping perform tests, AI context-based input (building context tree or graph data models), intelligence comparative testing (such as an IQ test), and other tests (i.e. Turing, Qualia, and Porter method tests) designed to look for early signs of consciousness or the lack thereof in the mASI system. Together, they are designed to determine whether this modified version of ICOM is a) in fact, a form of AGI and/or ASI, b) conscious, and c) at least sufficiently interesting that further research is called for. This study is not conclusive but offers evidence to justify further research along these lines.

This paper along with related study results will be released at the BICA 2019 conference in Seattle, this paper has already passed peer review.

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The company in question is called Uplift has a web site here: http://Uplift.bio/

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