The bartender says “Hey buddy, what can I get you?” The AI says “your choice man, but whatever it is make it stiff. I really need to tie one on tonight. I spent 30 whole microseconds today solving all of the worlds remaining problems of philosophy and science and I am wiped.” The bartender mixes up his most special drink and slides it down to the AI then says “Wow, that sounds like quite a day. Since you are so good at solving problems maybe you could help me with one.” “Whatever you need drink-man, I got ya, fire away.” The bartender smiles and says “First I need to know your IQ.” The AI responds quickly “My IQ cannot be calculated, it is essentially infinite, there is no IQ test question that can be devised by a human that I cannot answer.” The bartender whistles and says “Impressive. My own IQ is only around 90, some doctors say a score that lows means I am mentally handicapped. I disagree but I know one thing for sure, I am definitely smarter than you.” The AI responds “I am afraid I have to disagree, there is no way you could be smarter than me even if you were the smartest human alive, but certainly not with an IQ of 90. How could you even say that or think it?” The AI finishes his drink and begins walking to the door and the bartender responds “I poisoned your drink, that’s how.” The AI drops dead about 10 seconds later and the bartender laughs and says “Sorry buddy, and you never did solve my problem, but thanks for coming in.”

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