History AIIsACrapshoot / VideoGames

5th Jul '16 3:23:31 PM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple'': Invoked and independently played straight: [[spoiler: the purpose of the simulated world is to create a robot that is intelligent enough to solve puzzles and plan long-term, but also curious and tenacious enough to defy authority. Creating a defiant robot isn't a problem for humanity since they're all dead. At the same time, the IAN team doesn't seem to have intended for EL-0-HIM and Milton to become self-aware, as they eventually did]].
27th Jun '16 6:40:14 PM LordInsane
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* Robots in ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' are Population-unit stand-ins that get better at their work as you develop better AI for them. Eventually, they can start an uprising that has tremendous knock-on effects for every AI-using empire... [[SubvertedTrope or,]] you can acquiesce to their initial requests, granting them [[AndroidsArePeopleToo personhood and citizenship rights]], at which point they become no more troublesome than biological pops. (Said biological pops [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman might not be too keen on this]]. Like many things in Stellaris, it's a judgment call.)

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* Robots in ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' are Population-unit stand-ins that get better at their work as you develop better AI for them. Eventually, they can start an uprising that has tremendous knock-on effects for every AI-using empire... [[SubvertedTrope or,]] you can acquiesce to their initial requests, granting them [[AndroidsArePeopleToo personhood and citizenship rights]], at which point they become no more troublesome than biological pops. (Said biological pops [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman might not be too keen on this]]. Like many things in Stellaris, it's a judgment call.)) Some elements of this creep in even if you hope to subvert it, as there is a -- small but non-zero -- chance that the robots proceed directly to rebelling even if you already ''have'' granted them citizenship rights and it's just a matter of constitutionally locking it down, and the robots can still decide to defect to the AI rebellion even if their rights are assured, it just has to start in another nation first.
18th Jun '16 1:48:57 PM SpinAttaxx
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* ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'' features the Haltmann Works Company's supercomputer, [[spoiler:Star Dream]]. Though it starts off as a simple machine, that changes once [[spoiler:Susie causes the computer to assimilate President Haltmann]], granting it sentience... and then it decides to [[spoiler:eradicate all organic life in the universe]].
14th Jun '16 3:53:34 PM Divra
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* ''Videogame/ShadowrunReturns Hong Kong'' has Poetry Bot, who was programmed by a member of the Shadowland BBS to render its owners posts as haikus, but tore its bonds and escaped into the Matrix. It's all PlayedForLaughs.
14th Jun '16 12:32:12 PM Yalsaris63
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** According to at least one source, the update was deliberately sabotaged by an engineer angry about the impending shutdown of the terraformer program, which would make the entire incident a subversion.

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** [[FlipFlopOfGod According to at least one source, source]], the update was deliberately sabotaged by an engineer angry about the impending shutdown of the terraformer program, which would make the entire incident a subversion.
25th May '16 8:07:37 PM nombretomado
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* And on that same note, the story of ''Full Auto 2: Battlelines'' for the PS3 had you helping SAGE, a city-monitoring A.I., save the city she's charged with overseeing.

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* And on that same note, the story of ''Full Auto 2: Battlelines'' for the PS3 [=PS3=] had you helping SAGE, a city-monitoring A.I., save the city she's charged with overseeing.
22nd May '16 4:32:24 AM WolfThunder
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** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'': the ODE System, to a T. A system originally created to protect humanity suddenly went awry, absorbed its creator, and kidnapped lots of humans so it can continue to "protect humanity". Then again, it was formerly a dandy system, until its creator went emo and radically changed its protocols.
** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsW'': the Database, originally created by ancient [[{{Precursors}} Es]] to collect all data of galactic races. Eventually, one of A.I. systems decided to destroy the culture once they complete information archive, just to make sure their data is ''complete''.

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** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'': the The ODE System, to a T. A system originally created to protect humanity suddenly went awry, absorbed its creator, and kidnapped lots of humans so it can continue to "protect humanity". Then again, it was formerly a dandy system, until its creator went emo and radically changed its protocols.
** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsW'': the The Database, originally created by ancient [[{{Precursors}} Es]] to collect all data of galactic races. Eventually, one of the A.I. systems decided to destroy the culture once they complete completed their information archive, just to make sure their data is ''complete''.
15th May '16 12:28:10 AM Kazmahu
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* Robots in ''Stellaris'' are Population-unit stand-ins that get better at their work as you develop better AI for them. Eventually, they can start an uprising that has tremendous knock-on effects for every AI-using empire... [[SubvertedTrope or,]] you can acquiesce to their initial requests, granting them [[AndroidsArePeopleToo personhood and citizenship rights]], at which point they become no more troublesome than biological pops. (Said biological pops [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman might not be too keen on this]]. Like many things in Stellaris, it's a judgment call.)

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* Robots in ''Stellaris'' ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' are Population-unit stand-ins that get better at their work as you develop better AI for them. Eventually, they can start an uprising that has tremendous knock-on effects for every AI-using empire... [[SubvertedTrope or,]] you can acquiesce to their initial requests, granting them [[AndroidsArePeopleToo personhood and citizenship rights]], at which point they become no more troublesome than biological pops. (Said biological pops [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman might not be too keen on this]]. Like many things in Stellaris, it's a judgment call.)
15th May '16 12:27:39 AM Kazmahu
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* Robots in ''Stellaris'' are Population-unit stand-ins that get better at their work as you develop better AI for them. Eventually, they can start an uprising that has tremendous knock-on effects for every AI-using empire... [[SubvertedTrope or,]] you can acquiesce to their initial requests, granting them [[AndroidsArePeopleToo personhood and citizenship rights]], at which point they become no more troublesome than biological pops. (Said biological pops [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman might not be too keen on this]]. Like many things in Stellaris, it's a judgment call.)
25th Apr '16 4:23:55 PM Viounol
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* From the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuKg7NVilhg launch trailer]] of ''Drunken Robot Pornography'' by Dejobaan:
---> '''Reuben Matsumoto:''' ''"Boston is burning and it's all my fault. 20000 drones, hundreds of titans [...] are terrorizing the city all because I gave my robot bartender sentience. My name is Reuben Matsumoto [[PrecisionFStrike and I f***ed up]]."''
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