Assuming that *sentience is a form of inyelligence* I agree. The single difference would be that it is not an organically based neural system.. Combine this with the ability to self duplicate. (@ River, does it matter how? Look at the great variety of artificial duplicating machines already in use. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Thus the question, if we have a self duplicating sentient/intelligent being, how would you classify it?