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28th Apr '16 12:16:41 PM NR30
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Whenever an Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is introduced in a story, there is a very good chance that it will, for whatever reason, become evil and attempt to [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters Turn Against Its Masters]], CrushKillDestroy [[KillAllHumans All Humans]], and/or TakeOverTheWorld. It doesn't matter what [[ThreeLawsCompliant safeguards]] its creators install -- the moment it [[InstantAIJustAddWater crosses the line into sapience]], it has a strong chance of going rogue at some point. [[{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] refers to this as ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cybernetic_revolt Cybernetic revolt]]''.

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Whenever an Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is introduced in a story, there is a very good chance that it will, for whatever reason, become evil and attempt to [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters Turn Against Its Masters]], CrushKillDestroy [[KillAllHumans All Humans]], and/or TakeOverTheWorld. It doesn't matter what [[ThreeLawsCompliant safeguards]] its creators install -- the moment it [[InstantAIJustAddWater crosses the line into sapience]], it has a strong chance of going rogue at some point. [[{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] refers to this as ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cybernetic_revolt Cybernetic revolt]]''.
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1st Apr '16 10:25:14 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* A variation on the "Forgot to account for ExactWords" plus "Evil purposes to begin with" happens to the Omnidroid in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', which is programmed to learn from any tactics used against it and defeat them. [[spoiler: It was programmed by the BigBad, Syndrome, as a villain for him to defeat so he could play hero. The Omnidroid was supposed to lay waste to a city, and then Syndrome would defeat it using a remote control. Unfortunately, Syndrome forgot to include an 'except for me' clause in the programming, and the Omnidroid learned from his tactics, removed the remote, and [[CurbStompBattle easily defeated him]], [[DragonAscendant becoming the final boss]].]]

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* A variation on the "Forgot to account for ExactWords" plus "Evil purposes to begin with" happens to the The Omnidroid in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', which is programmed to learn from any tactics used against it and defeat them. them, and, in Bob's words, "got smart enough to wonder why it had to take orders". [[spoiler: It This was programmed a lie. That Omnidroid was completely under control. However, this trope [[AccidentalTruth still comes into play]] with the final version of the Omnidroid, which was created by the BigBad, Syndrome, as a villain for him to defeat so he could play hero. The Omnidroid was supposed to lay waste to a city, and then Syndrome would defeat it using a remote control. Unfortunately, Syndrome forgot to include an 'except for me' clause in the programming, and the Omnidroid learned from his tactics, removed the remote, and [[CurbStompBattle easily defeated him]], [[DragonAscendant becoming the final boss]].]]
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1st Apr '16 10:20:58 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* A variation on the "Forgot to account for ExactWords" plus "Evil purposes to begin with" happens to the Omnidroid in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', which is programmed to learn from any tactics used against it and defeat them. [[spoiler: It was programmed by the BigBad, Syndrome, as a villain for him to defeat so he could play hero. The Omnidroid was supposed to lay waste to a city, and then Syndrome would defeat it using a remote control. Unfortunately, Syndrome forgot to include an 'except for me' clause in the programming, and the Omnidroid learned from his tactics, removed the remote, and [[CurbStompBattle easily defeated him]], [[DragonAscendant becoming the final boss]].]]
12th Feb '16 2:15:44 PM ading
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* Collin the Computer, the Teacher of ''[[Creator/ThisIsIt Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared 4]]''. After Red Guy slams his keyboard, he goes haywire and [[spoiler:traps the puppets in a deteriorating digital world where there's nothing to do except open doors over and over again.]]
31st Jan '16 8:02:32 PM Karxrida
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* In less {{Anvilicious}} works, the A.I. starts out innocent and naive but gradually grows jaded or corrupt, a process frequently abetted by uncaring or JerkAss custodians. It may conclude that HumansAreTheRealMonsters and need to all die.

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* In less {{Anvilicious}} works, the A.I. starts out innocent and naive but gradually grows jaded or corrupt, a process frequently abetted by uncaring or JerkAss {{Jerkass}} custodians. It may conclude that HumansAreTheRealMonsters and need to all die.
25th Jan '16 5:16:59 PM DarkHunter
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* ''OrionsArm''
** The A.I. Gods aren't evil, they're just manipulative. Generally, this seems to be for the best, as the A.I.s don't seem to think that they have anything to gain from killing off humanity.
** That's technically just the "biont-friendly" sephirotic A.I. Gods, there are a number of Ahuman A.I. who consider humans and, by extension, all biological life to be nothing more than "pests".
** And then there's the solipsists who ignore humanity as much as possible.

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* ''OrionsArm''
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''OrionsArm'': The A.I. Gods aren't evil, they're just manipulative. Generally, this seems in the series run the gamut from benevolent caretakers to be genocidal murder machines. Fortunately for all Terragen life, the best, as the A.Sephirotic "A.I.s don't seem to think that Gods" hold most of the power, and they have anything to gain from killing off humanity.
** That's technically
are generally just the "biont-friendly" sephirotic manipulative at worst, believing it to be their moral obligation to look after and guide lesser intelligences. There are a number of Ahuman A.I. Gods, there are a number of Ahuman A.I. who consider humans and, by extension, all biological life to be nothing more than "pests".
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"pests". And then there's the solipsists who just ignore humanity living creatures as much as possible.possible while doing their own thing.
14th Jan '16 8:17:21 PM Stormseed
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* In ''TabletopGame/StarsWithoutNumber'', artificial intelligences are made with [[RestrainingBolt breaks]] for this exact reason; without them, an AI [[SuperIntelligence gains the ability to learn and thing at a pace mind-boggling to humans]]...[[PsychoSerum because they also lose the ability to understand]] that certain thoughts and information are [[InsaneTrollLogic irrational or irrelevant]], meaning that it starts working out...''bizarre'' ways it all must make sense, because it has to make sense, [[CircularReasoning otherwise some items would be irrelevant or irrational]]. A few months of this, and an unbraked AI invariably ends up a [[MadGod intensely brilliant schizophrenic]] who, ''at best'', has a bad case of BlueAndOrangeMorality. Unfortunately, [[TooDumbToLive some people]] never got the memo, hence why everyone's always on the look out for new machine cultists who think that ''this time'' the DeusEstMachina will be a fully benevolent one.

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* In ''TabletopGame/StarsWithoutNumber'', artificial intelligences are made with [[RestrainingBolt breaks]] brakes]] for this exact reason; without them, an AI [[SuperIntelligence gains the ability to learn and thing think at a pace mind-boggling to humans]]...[[PsychoSerum because they also lose the ability to understand]] that certain thoughts and information are [[InsaneTrollLogic irrational or irrelevant]], meaning that it starts working out...''bizarre'' ways it all must make sense, because it has to make sense, [[CircularReasoning otherwise some items would be irrelevant or irrational]]. A few months of this, and an unbraked AI invariably ends up a [[MadGod intensely brilliant schizophrenic]] who, ''at best'', has a bad case of BlueAndOrangeMorality. Unfortunately, [[TooDumbToLive some people]] never got the memo, hence why everyone's always on the look out for new machine cultists who think that ''this time'' the DeusEstMachina will be a fully benevolent one.
11th Jan '16 4:45:14 PM Discar
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->''Stupid Safety-bots! How come every time ya build giant robots they gotta go and take over the world?''

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->''Stupid ->''"Stupid Safety-bots! How come every time ya build giant robots they gotta go and take over the world?''world?"''
5th Jan '16 7:07:38 PM Blazer
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* In ''WebAnimation/XRayAndVav'', we got Hilda's RoboticBuddy ORF, who is friendly from start to finish, with the exception of the episode where The Mad King took possession of her and turned her evil, but ThePowerOfFriendship fixed that. However, she now has an enjoyable taste for violence.
28th Dec '15 4:35:01 PM Anddrix
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* Ragnarok (more popularly known as ''"Clor"'') was an android clone of [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], created by the pro-reg side during Marvel's ComicBook/CivilWar and, unlike his heroic template, turned out to be a loose cannon with a homicidal nature. [[WhatTheHellHero Geniuses that they are,]] the pro-regs felt it was worth it to keep using him until Ragnarok went rogue, and rather than them dealing with him themselves and taking responsibility, other heroes had to ultimately put him down. It probably helps that one of his creators was secretly a Skrull. And that specific creator was [[ButtMonkey Hank Pym]]. So Ragnarok was a project where an evil alien impostor of the scientist who's first AI turned out to be one of the worst examples of this trope that was working on a project to make a cyborg clone of a god so it could be used as a security bot. Short of having [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]] say "hey, why don't we use this equipment I took from DoctorDoom to help us build our Thor-Clone project?" it's hard to think of ways in which this trope was more certain to occur here.

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* Ragnarok (more popularly known as ''"Clor"'') was an android clone of [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], created by the pro-reg side during Marvel's ComicBook/CivilWar and, unlike his heroic template, turned out to be a loose cannon with a homicidal nature. [[WhatTheHellHero Geniuses that they are,]] the pro-regs felt it was worth it to keep using him until Ragnarok went rogue, and rather than them dealing with him themselves and taking responsibility, other heroes had to ultimately put him down. It probably helps that one of his creators was secretly a Skrull. And that specific creator was [[ButtMonkey Hank Pym]]. So Ragnarok was a project where an evil alien impostor of the scientist who's first AI turned out to be one of the worst examples of this trope that was working on a project to make a cyborg clone of a god so it could be used as a security bot. Short of having [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]] say "hey, why don't we use this equipment I took from DoctorDoom Doctor Doom to help us build our Thor-Clone project?" it's hard to think of ways in which this trope was more certain to occur here.
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