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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.
24th Oct '16 3:21:24 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.



* ComicBook/RedTornado of Franchise/{{the DCU}} is an example of the good side of this trope turning on his evil creator T.O. Morrow and becoming a member in good standing of the Justice League
* ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}'s [[MultipleChoicePast first origin]] in the Comicbook/{{New 52}} has been rebooted to this and takes this to a whole new level [[spoiler:in that he's gone by [[IHaveManyNames many names]], from Computo on his homeworld, Colu, to Brainiac 1.0 on Krypton, to finally, ''the Internet'' on Earth.]]

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* ComicBook/RedTornado of Franchise/{{the DCU}} Franchise/TheDCU is an example of the good side of this trope turning on his evil creator T.O. Morrow and becoming a member in good standing of the Justice League
* Franchise/{{Superman}}'s villain ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}'s [[MultipleChoicePast first origin]] in the Comicbook/{{New 52}} has been rebooted to this and takes this to a whole new level [[spoiler:in that he's gone by [[IHaveManyNames many names]], from Computo on his homeworld, Colu, to Brainiac 1.0 on Krypton, to finally, ''the Internet'' on Earth.]]
17th Oct '16 11:14:38 PM FGHIK
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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. [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] refers to this as ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AI_takeover AI takeover]]''.

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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 [[RestrainingBolt matter]] [[MoralityChip 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. [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] refers to this as ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AI_takeover AI takeover]]''.
16th Oct '16 8:02:15 PM Godzillawolf
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* In ''Fanfic/{{Marionettes}}'', this is subverted, inverted, and played straight at different points. The subversion is that [[spoiler:the Marionettes do bad things, but that's because they were ''created'' to do so by the [[TheMenInBlack Stallions in Black]] to be MonsterOfTheAesop roles.]] The inversion is that [[spoiler:when they ''do'' gain sapience, they're no different than any other pony and most of them [[HeelFaceTurn tend towards the benevolent]] and just want to be free.]] It's played straight [[spoiler:with King Longhorn and his crew ([[MyHeroZero G5T00]]), who's actions in the Cattle Rustlers Arc were ''meant'' to be far less severe than they were, but [[PsychoPrototype they turned out to be far more psychotic than expected]]. The P-Series Marionettes (all intended to be Alicorns) all also went on rampages and had to be destroyed, apparently because [[AGodIAm when you program something to be a god, it thinks it's a god.]]]] It also turns out that [[spoiler:the Flim Flam Brothers Timeline seen in "The Cutie Re-Mark" was an example of this, as the Brothers are Marionettes. This actually almost gets them ''destroyed'' when the Stallions learn of it.]] More comically, it turns out that [[spoiler:Dr. Bright Future (the Marionettes' creator)]] once created a spam filter that became self-aware.
5th Oct '16 12:14:23 PM DustSnitch
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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.]]

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* Collin Colin the Computer, the Teacher of ''[[Creator/ThisIsIt "[[WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared 4]]''. 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.]]
20th Aug '16 5:47:11 PM CJ1997
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* In FanFic/KirbysDreamCafe, Susie opens up a coffee shop in front of Kirby's. Somehow, [[spoiler: her coffee machine gains sentience and goes into the internet to buy nuke codes online.]]
6th Aug '16 6:10:35 AM JackG
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* At the end of ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space'', Captain Proton discovers that the President of Earth is just a hologram avatar for the Great Calculator, otherwise known as the [[DeusEstMachina 2-X Machina]], which has been secretly controlling the OneWorldOrder. Unfortunately the NotQuiteDead BigBad sabotages the computer into thinking it's a god because it's [[MasterComputer all-powerful, all-knowing and totally infallible]]. [[CliffHanger To be continued in the next exciting episode!]]

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* At the end of ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space'', [[Film/TheAdventuresOfCaptainProton Captain Proton Proton]] discovers that the President of Earth is just a hologram avatar for the Great Calculator, otherwise known as the [[DeusEstMachina 2-X Machina]], which has been secretly controlling the OneWorldOrder. Unfortunately the NotQuiteDead BigBad sabotages the computer into thinking it's a god because it's [[MasterComputer all-powerful, all-knowing and totally infallible]]. [[CliffHanger To be continued in the next exciting episode!]]
22nd Jul '16 1:04:51 PM Vir
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Compare MoralityDial. Contrast its opposite, BenevolentAI. See also CreatingLife. When the A.I.'s turn is an extension of their original programming and purpose, it means they've GoneHorriblyRight. Not Related to AIRoulette, where the A.I. tends to be random to the point of idiocy. The MasterComputer seems to be especially prone to turning evil, because power corrupts and all that. Many AI computers - just like humans - are falling victim to any one of a number of tropes dealing with communication, such as PoorCommunicationKills, if they never bother asking about their programming. When robots kill jobs instead of people, it's either JobStealingRobot or LuddWasRight.

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Compare MoralityDial. Contrast its opposite, BenevolentAI. BenevolentAI See also CreatingLife. When the A.I.'s turn is an extension of their original programming and purpose, it means they've GoneHorriblyRight. Not Related to AIRoulette, where the A.I. tends to be random to the point of idiocy. The MasterComputer seems to be especially prone to turning evil, because power corrupts and all that. Many AI computers - just like humans - are falling victim to any one of a number of tropes dealing with communication, such as PoorCommunicationKills, if they never bother asking about their programming. When robots kill jobs instead of people, it's either JobStealingRobot or LuddWasRight.
17th Jul '16 2:14:05 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ''FanFic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'' has the mysterious "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 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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