Refers to "artificial intellect", a term coined by Hugo de Garis for a new species of artificially intelligent beings.
Articles on KurzweilAI.net that refer to ArtilectA Jurisprudence of Artilects: Blueprint for a Synthetic Citizen By Frank W. Sudia
Answering Fermi's Paradox By Hugo de Garis
Building Gods or Building Our Potential Exterminators? By Hugo de Garis