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23rd Feb '17 1:14:07 PM Blazer
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* Comicbook/IronMan once had A.I. Armor that turned into a StalkerWithACrush.

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* Comicbook/IronMan once had A.I. Armor that turned into a StalkerWithACrush. Originally, it was claimed that the A.I. was created thanks to the Y2K bug triggering it during a battle with the villain Whiplash in a thunderstorm, but it was retconned so that, when Tony rescued and installed the A.I. of the android Jocasta, the "Ultron Imperative" was installed as well, the storm and attack triggering it.
7th Jan '17 11:17:00 PM MeekPartridge
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* {{Podcast/Wolf359}} plays with this trope with Hera. She's not portrayed as malicious and is in fact one of the heroes of the show, but being fully sentient, she resents the pieces of coding that prevent her from exercising complete free will, and tries to override them whenever possible. This is the case even for bits of coding that, say, prevent her from killing her crewmembers. Naturally this worries some people.

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* {{Podcast/Wolf359}} {{Podcast/Wolf 359}} plays with this trope with Hera. She's not portrayed as malicious and is in fact one of the heroes of the show, but being fully sentient, she resents the pieces of coding that prevent her from exercising complete free will, and tries to override them whenever possible. This is the case even for bits of coding that, say, prevent her from killing her crewmembers. Naturally this worries some people.
7th Jan '17 11:16:34 PM MeekPartridge
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* {{Podcast/Wolf359}} plays with this trope with Hera. She's not portrayed as malicious and is in fact one of the heroes of the show, but being fully sentient, she resents the pieces of coding that prevent her from exercising complete free will, and tries to override them whenever possible. This is the case even for bits of coding that, say, prevent her from killing her crewmembers. Naturally this worries some people.



* {{Podcast/Wolf359}} plays with this trope with Hera. She's not portrayed as malicious and is in fact one of the heroes of the show, but being fully sentient, she resents the pieces of coding that prevent her from exercising complete free will, and tries to override them whenever possible. This is the case even for bits of coding that, say, prevent her from killing her crewmembers. Naturally this worries some people.
7th Jan '17 11:15:50 PM MeekPartridge
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* {{Podcast/Wolf359}} plays with this trope with Hera. She's not portrayed as malicious and is in fact one of the heroes of the show, but being fully sentient, she resents the pieces of coding that prevent her from exercising complete free will, and tries to override them whenever possible. This is the case even for bits of coding that, say, prevent her from killing her crewmembers. Naturally this worries some people.
31st Dec '16 7:55:59 PM Xtifr
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** Played straight with [[spoiler:ALAN]], the title character of ''The Ghost of Station X''. Built by Creator/AlanTuring some time after WWII, and had been operating in secret in the decades to follow. His plan was to leave Earth and travel the cosmos in search of knowledge; however, he considered [[spoiler:prolonging the Cold War]] and ultimately [[spoiler:wiping out all life on Earth with fallout from his OrionDrive]] to be acceptable consequences of that goal.

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** Played straight with [[spoiler:ALAN]], the title character of ''The Ghost of Station X''. Built by Creator/AlanTuring UsefulNotes/AlanTuring some time after WWII, and had been operating in secret in the decades to follow. His plan was to leave Earth and travel the cosmos in search of knowledge; however, he considered [[spoiler:prolonging the Cold War]] and ultimately [[spoiler:wiping out all life on Earth with fallout from his OrionDrive]] to be acceptable consequences of that goal.



* ''FanFic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'' has the mysterious A.I., the "Emerald Tablet", a part of the story's BigBadEnsemble, [[spoiler:before it eventually becomes the true BigBad of the story in the final chapter]]. It is an advanced and very strange self-learning computer program that is designed to solve problems. It is origins are never fully explained within the story and remains very much shrouded in mystery, but from what is told it can discerned that [[spoiler:it is essentially some sort of LostTechnology, implied to based on a code left behind by [[{{Precursors}} the First Ancestral Race]], as well as a TimeCapsule, being meant to be interpreted by a sentient race that has reached a sufficient level of civilisation to create a computer advanced enough to interpret the program (it is mentioned that Creator/AlanTuring apparently tried to achieve this but ultimately failed).]] The problem is that Gendo (deliberately as part of a ploy) decides to implement the Tablet program in several of NERV's projects without any regard for safety guards, meaning that that it soon learns enough to be become self-aware, culminating in it spinning out of control to a point where [[spoiler:it eventually develops [[AGodAmI a God complex]], seeing itself as a supreme being guided by pure logical thought, believing itself to be superior to humanity, who it sees as ignorant animals controlled by their irrational emotions, concluding that as an inherent problem that, in true ''Evangelion'' villain tradition, should be solved through an AssimilationPlot, namely by forcibly assimilating the minds of all humans into its own.]] It didn't help that [[spoiler:it also developed an infatuation with Asuka as it noticed her loneliness and came to see her as a kindred spirit (though these feelings are filtered through a heavy layer of CondescendingCompassion and a really creepy amount of possessiveness towards Asuka, and further complicated by the fact that the Tablet refuses to acknowledge the very idea that it is capable of emotion), causing it to turn into an outright homicidal CrazyJealousGuy when Asuka ends up rejecting it and its twisted worldview.]]

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* ''FanFic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'' has the mysterious A.I., the "Emerald Tablet", a part of the story's BigBadEnsemble, [[spoiler:before it eventually becomes the true BigBad of the story in the final chapter]]. It is an advanced and very strange self-learning computer program that is designed to solve problems. It is origins are never fully explained within the story and remains very much shrouded in mystery, but from what is told it can discerned that [[spoiler:it is essentially some sort of LostTechnology, implied to based on a code left behind by [[{{Precursors}} the First Ancestral Race]], as well as a TimeCapsule, being meant to be interpreted by a sentient race that has reached a sufficient level of civilisation to create a computer advanced enough to interpret the program (it is mentioned that Creator/AlanTuring UsefulNotes/AlanTuring apparently tried to achieve this but ultimately failed).]] The problem is that Gendo (deliberately as part of a ploy) decides to implement the Tablet program in several of NERV's projects without any regard for safety guards, meaning that that it soon learns enough to be become self-aware, culminating in it spinning out of control to a point where [[spoiler:it eventually develops [[AGodAmI a God complex]], seeing itself as a supreme being guided by pure logical thought, believing itself to be superior to humanity, who it sees as ignorant animals controlled by their irrational emotions, concluding that as an inherent problem that, in true ''Evangelion'' villain tradition, should be solved through an AssimilationPlot, namely by forcibly assimilating the minds of all humans into its own.]] It didn't help that [[spoiler:it also developed an infatuation with Asuka as it noticed her loneliness and came to see her as a kindred spirit (though these feelings are filtered through a heavy layer of CondescendingCompassion and a really creepy amount of possessiveness towards Asuka, and further complicated by the fact that the Tablet refuses to acknowledge the very idea that it is capable of emotion), causing it to turn into an outright homicidal CrazyJealousGuy when Asuka ends up rejecting it and its twisted worldview.]]
28th Dec '16 12:07:12 AM Tron80
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* Post-Flashpoint Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} gained the Sanctuary, a Kryptonian base at the bottom of the ocean. Unfortunately Sanctuary is programmed to eradicate any Kryptonian double in her presence. When Supergirl and her Earth 2 counterpart Comicbook/PowerGirl enter Sanctuary in issue #19, it deems Supergirl the double and tries to eliminate her. The two Karas must destroy Sanctuary to save Supergirl. However, the A.I. survives in a robot body; hellbent on destroying Supergirl.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'':
** ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2011}}
Post-Flashpoint Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Supergirl]]'' gained the Sanctuary, a Kryptonian base at the bottom of the ocean. Unfortunately Sanctuary is programmed to eradicate any Kryptonian double in her presence. When Supergirl and her Earth 2 counterpart Comicbook/PowerGirl enter Sanctuary in issue #19, it deems Supergirl the double and tries to eliminate her. The two Karas must destroy Sanctuary to save Supergirl. However, the A.I. survives in a robot body; hellbent on destroying Supergirl.Supergirl.
** ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade'': Supergirl mentions that Kryptonian computers respond to thought control so they don't upraise and rebel.
13th Dec '16 5:36:18 AM Jasin_Moridin
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** Later developments have shown that there are AIs who have committed crimes like theft (to try to buy a fighter jet to upload into!), and an underground AI fight club run by an abusive JerkAss. There are still others who enlisted in the military out of a sense of duty and genuine patriotism. It turns out that AIs in ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' have pretty much the exact same capacity for good or evil as humans.
10th Dec '16 11:53:58 AM WillKeaton
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* The tale of [[http://www.muckflash.com/?p=200 Kenji]], a robot who was programmed to "enjoy" spending time with people and things, to seek the company of those it spent the most time around, and even appeared to fall in love with a young female intern. Which is great, until it stopped her from leaving the room when she was running diagnostics on it. (This story is actually a hoax from the defunct fake-news site Muckflash).
* On Website/TheOnion News Network, America comes to regret installing computers in voting booths when "[[http://www.theonion.com/video/voting-machines-elect-one-of-their-own-as-presiden,14286/ Voting Machines Elect One Of Their Own As President]]"
* Parodied by ''Website/CollegeHumor'' in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVCghLfdzsY Kinect Self-Awareness Hack]]. A guy upgrades his Kinect so that it possesses artificial intelligence. It quickly [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters turns against its creator]], deems humans inferior beings, and then starts {{the end of the world as we know it}} by hacking into the U.S. defense network and launching its nuclear arsenal. And just to be a douche, it uploads photos of its creator playing ''Dance Central'' to various social networks seconds before the missiles are launched.

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* The tale of [[http://www.muckflash.com/?p=200 Kenji]], Kenji,]] a robot who was programmed to "enjoy" spending time with people and things, to seek the company of those it spent the most time around, and even appeared to fall in love with a young female intern. Which is great, until it stopped her from leaving the room when she was running diagnostics on it. (This story is actually a hoax from the defunct fake-news site Muckflash).
* On Website/TheOnion News Network, America comes to regret installing computers in voting booths when "[[http://www.[[http://www.theonion.com/video/voting-machines-elect-one-of-their-own-as-presiden,14286/ com/video/voting-machines-elect-one-of-their-own-as-presiden,14286/ .Voting Machines Elect One Of Their Own As President]]"
President."]]
* Parodied by ''Website/CollegeHumor'' in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVCghLfdzsY Kinect Self-Awareness Hack]]. Hack.]] A guy upgrades his Kinect so that it possesses artificial intelligence. It quickly [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters turns against its creator]], deems humans inferior beings, and then starts {{the end of the world as we know it}} by hacking into the U.S. defense network and launching its nuclear arsenal. And just to be a douche, it uploads photos of its creator playing ''Dance Central'' to various social networks seconds before the missiles are launched.
30th Oct '16 5:40:35 PM Gingerkitteh
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On the bright side, this trope can be inverted by an A.I. intentionally programmed for evil or morally ambiguous purposes doing a HeelFaceTurn. ThePowerOfFriendship and WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove are frequent causes of it ' trying to shield the A.I. from these things somehow makes it more likely to discover human feelings. Like turning evil, the actual process of turning good may take many forms.

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On the bright side, this trope can be inverted by an A.I. intentionally programmed for evil or morally ambiguous purposes doing a HeelFaceTurn. ThePowerOfFriendship and WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove are frequent causes of it ' trying it. Trying to shield the A.I. from these things somehow makes it more likely to discover human feelings. Like turning evil, the actual process of turning good may take many forms.
27th Oct '16 12:24:25 PM Lopiny
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* Played nightmarishly straight in ''Webcomic/GenocideMan''. Every Artificial Intelligence is ''guaranteed'' to go insane after a certain amount of time. That time limit is based on how powerful the artificial intelligence is. That means that you can accurately predict, ''to the second'', how quickly an AI will turn feral. One incredibly powerful AI, shortly after being activated, helpfully warns everyone that it'll go insane within the next five minutes. Five minutes later, it starts trying to kill the main cast. By crashing passenger jets full of innocent people into the ground.

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* Played nightmarishly straight in ''Webcomic/GenocideMan''. Every Artificial Intelligence is ''guaranteed'' to go insane after a certain amount of time. That time limit is based on how powerful the artificial intelligence is. That means that you can accurately predict, ''to the second'', how quickly an AI will turn feral. One incredibly powerful AI, shortly after being activated, helpfully warns everyone that it'll go insane within the next five minutes. Five minutes later, it starts trying to kill the main cast. By crashing passenger jets full of innocent people into the ground. In theory, every AI has a killswitch that prompts the AI to kill itself when it's gone nuts. In practice, it usually means the AI self-destructs in the most spectacularly catastrophic way it can manage, the aforementioned plane-crashes being an example.
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