The closest thing I can think of is 'species,' but that feels wrong. Specifically I'm wanting a word that can be used to describe communication between human and AI like "interspecies" but, again, that feels wrong.

Sentence would be "The technology allows for interspecies communication between humans and AI.

Thanks for the help y'all!!

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    You could drop that word and the sentence would be just as readable. – Ian MacDonald Jan 18 '19 at 14:37
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    AI is not considered a species. – Mitch Jan 18 '19 at 15:10
  • If AI is meant in the sense of conscious and self-aware (something that has not yet occurred, assuming it ever will), species would apply. If you're talking about the current state of AI, which does not have that meaning, species should not be used at all. – Jason Bassford Jan 18 '19 at 18:38
  • If you were working with porpoises you could definitely say interspecies communication between humans and porpoises, but you probably wouldn't. I'd follow the suggestion of @IanMacDonald and just refer to communication between humans and AIs. Going back to the porpoises, if you had developed a Dr Doolittle technology which allowed communication between humans and many other species then you could refer to its function as providing interspecies communication as it would not be species specific. – BoldBen Jan 19 '19 at 3:46
  • Your title and body are inconsistent. Which is it: a) and b) in the title or is it about the sample sentence in the body? – Mitch Oct 15 '19 at 23:38

A suitable description might be "cross-entity". "Entity" is a broad term that implies only existence and sidesteps issues of taxonomy, for example.

In this context, one entity would be a human (who exists on one side of the naturally evolved vs. synthetically developed spectrum), and the other would be the artificial intelligence (which exists on the other side). The communication would thus occur across entities. The term is most clearly defined if contrasted with intraspecies (here, human-to-human) communication.

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