Artilects: artificial intellects, i.e. godlike massively intelligent machines with intellectual capacities trillions of trillions of times above the human level.
Via From Cosmism to deism | KurzweilAli by Hugo de Garis
"Robot artificial intelligence is evolving a million times faster than human intelligence. This is a consequence of Moore’s law, which states that the electronic performance of chips is doubling every year or so, whereas it took a million years for our human brains to double their capacities.
It is therefore likely that it is only a matter of time before our machines become smarter than we are. It is also likely that this development will occur this century if humanity chooses to allow it to happen."
Extract from Building Gods or Building Our Potential Exterminators? | KurzweilAli