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4th Jan '17 7:32:30 AM 1Thunderfire
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* Also known as the Mother Computer and responsible for drawing up the Haltmann Works Company's business plans, Star Dream in ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'' has observed life through President Haltmann while the latter wears a communications helmet. From this, Star Dream came to the conclusion that organic life is inefficient and unprofitable and therefore must be wiped out. to which it attempts to wipe out ''the entire universe.'' [[spoiler: It merges with President Haltmann and soon after deletes him entirely, including his memories and very ''soul.'' It then becomes a 'cold, heartless machine' that must be destroyed.]]
2nd Jan '17 2:25:33 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' had GLaDOS, a prime example of this. Sure, Aperture Science designed her to run the enrichment center, [[spoiler: but she was the one who decided that it'd be fun to kill off ''all'' the humans in the facility, not just the test subjects. In all fairness, GLaDOS might not count given her origin is [[BrainUploading a bit more complex....]] ]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' had GLaDOS, [=GLaDOS=], a prime example of this. Sure, Aperture Science designed her to run the enrichment center, [[spoiler: but she was the one who decided that it'd be fun to kill off ''all'' the humans in the facility, not just the test subjects. In all fairness, GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] might not count given her origin is [[BrainUploading a bit more complex....]] ]]
1st Dec '16 2:06:57 AM jormis29
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* In a magical sense, [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor's hammer]] appears to have done this as of ''ComicBook/Thor2014''. Originally, Mjolnir's enchantment interpreted the term "worthy" as ''Odin's'' personal definition of worthy. However, it didn't occur to Odin that a magical weapon might develop a personality of its own over the centuries, and now not even he can lift it. The only person who can consistently use it these days is the new Thor / [[spoiler: Jane Foster.]]

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* In a magical sense, [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor's hammer]] appears to have done this as of ''ComicBook/Thor2014''. Originally, Mjolnir's {{Mjolnir}}'s enchantment interpreted the term "worthy" as ''Odin's'' personal definition of worthy. However, it didn't occur to Odin that a magical weapon might develop a personality of its own over the centuries, and now not even he can lift it. The only person who can consistently use it these days is the new Thor / [[spoiler: Jane Foster.]]
14th Nov '16 11:48:11 AM babyhenchy1
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* ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''. The T-800's brain is a neural net processor, a learning computer. He starts the movie acting, well, like a robot: SpockSpeak, following orders literally, etc. Over the course of the movie he earns to act more human, until by the end he's cracking jokes ("I need a vacation"). A DeletedScene shows Sarah Connor removing the inhibitor that is intended to prevent terminators from growing enough to start questioning their loyalty to Skynet. Apparently even A.I. think AIIsACrapshoot. [[FridgeBrilliance And who would know better?]] [[spoiler:In the end, it even disobeys John's orders for the first and last time to sacrifice itself in order to prevent Judgment Day from occurring.]]

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* ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''. The T-800's brain is a neural net processor, a learning computer. He starts the movie acting, well, like a robot: SpockSpeak, following orders literally, etc. Over the course of the movie he earns to act more human, until by the end he's cracking jokes ("I need a vacation"). A DeletedScene shows Sarah Connor removing the inhibitor that is intended to prevent terminators from growing enough to start questioning their loyalty to Skynet. Apparently even A.I. think AIIsACrapshoot. [[FridgeBrilliance And who would know better?]] [[spoiler:In the end, it he even disobeys John's orders for the first and last time to sacrifice itself himself in order to prevent Judgment Day from occurring.]]
14th Nov '16 11:47:51 AM babyhenchy1
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* ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''. The T-800's brain is a neural net processor, a learning computer. He starts the movie acting, well, like a robot: SpockSpeak, following orders literally, etc. Over the course of the movie he earns to act more human, until by the end he's cracking jokes ("I need a vacation"). A DeletedScene shows Sarah Connor removing the inhibitor that is intended to prevent terminators from growing enough to start questioning their loyalty to Skynet. Apparently even A.I. think AIIsACrapshoot. [[FridgeBrilliance And who would know better?]]

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* ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''. The T-800's brain is a neural net processor, a learning computer. He starts the movie acting, well, like a robot: SpockSpeak, following orders literally, etc. Over the course of the movie he earns to act more human, until by the end he's cracking jokes ("I need a vacation"). A DeletedScene shows Sarah Connor removing the inhibitor that is intended to prevent terminators from growing enough to start questioning their loyalty to Skynet. Apparently even A.I. think AIIsACrapshoot. [[FridgeBrilliance And who would know better?]]better?]] [[spoiler:In the end, it even disobeys John's orders for the first and last time to sacrifice itself in order to prevent Judgment Day from occurring.]]
9th Nov '16 2:19:10 PM Andrewjpet12
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Related Tropes: DoAndroidsDream , MechanicalLifeforms, JustAMachine.

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Related Tropes: DoAndroidsDream , MechanicalLifeforms, JustAMachine.JustAMachine, RobotWar.
20th Sep '16 5:07:58 PM nighttrainfm
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* The Exocomps from an episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. They were created by a scientist to fix problems with a space station known as a Particle Fountain. In the episode, one refuses to go down a shaft, after which an explosion occurs. Cmdr. Data runs a diagnostic afterward and discovers that the Exocomp deliberately burnt out the circuit to take orders so as to avoid getting blown up (hence self-preservation). This leads Data to believe that the Excomps are becoming sentient...
** Data himself isn't really an example here as he was designed to grow beyond his original programming. When his consciousness reaches a certain degree of complexity it even activates a hidden program in his positronic brain that allows him to dream.

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\n* The Exocomps from an episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. They were created by a scientist to fix problems with a space station known as a Particle Fountain. In the episode, one refuses to go down a shaft, after which an explosion occurs. Cmdr. Data runs a diagnostic afterward and discovers that the Exocomp deliberately burnt out the circuit to take orders so as to avoid getting blown up (hence self-preservation). This leads Data to believe that the Excomps are becoming sentient...
''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.
** Data himself isn't really is only arguably an example here example, as he was designed ''purposefully designed'' to grow beyond his original programming. When his consciousness reaches a certain degree of complexity it even activates a hidden program in his positronic brain that allows him to dream.



* The Doctor from ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. While the Emergency Medical Hologram was always a very human-like AI, Voyager's EMH had to be kept running far longer than was ever intended, and it... ''he'' developed interests and relationships beyond its function as a doctor.

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** The Exocomps from "The Quality of Life". They were created by a scientist to fix problems with a space station known as a Particle Fountain. In the episode, one refuses to go down a shaft, after which an explosion occurs. Cmdr. Data runs a diagnostic afterwards and discovers that the Exocomp deliberately burnt out the circuit to take orders so as to avoid getting blown up (hence self-preservation). This leads Data to believe that the Excomps are becoming sentient...
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'':
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The Doctor from ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. While - while the Emergency Medical Hologram was always a very human-like AI, Voyager's EMH had to be kept running far longer than was ever intended, and it... it...''he'' developed interests and relationships beyond its his function as a doctor.



*** In fact, many of the Doctor's stories from the final two seasons deal with "[[FantasticRacism Photonic rights]]", especially "Author, Author" and "Flesh and Blood".

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*** ** In fact, many of the Doctor's stories from the final two seasons deal with "[[FantasticRacism Photonic rights]]", especially "Author, Author" and "Flesh and Blood".
20th Sep '16 5:00:41 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', the geth were originally just robotic servants, created and used by the quarians as cheap labour. However, as they were programmed for more complex tasks and the quarians made [[HiveMind more of them]], they began to question the reason of their existence and became conscious of themselves. War ensued. After winning, the geth isolated themselves from the rest of the galaxy, while the quarians were driven to exile from their homeworld and became repudiated by the rest of the galaxy. In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' it's discovered that the original geth only fought back once the quarian government starting killing quarians who defended the geth against the attempt to destroy them. Do things right, and [[spoiler: the end of the geth-quarian conflict ends with Legion sacrificing himself (and he's "he" at that point, not "it") to give the geth the gift of individuality, the quarians return home to rebuild their world with geth assistance, and both races join forces with Shepard to fight the Reapers]].

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* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', the ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
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geth were originally just robotic servants, created and used by the quarians as cheap labour. However, as they were programmed for more complex tasks and the quarians made [[HiveMind more of them]], they began to question the reason of their existence and became conscious of themselves. War ensued. After winning, the geth isolated themselves from the rest of the galaxy, while the quarians were driven to exile from their homeworld and became repudiated by the rest of the galaxy. In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' it's discovered that the original geth only fought back once the quarian government starting killing quarians who defended the geth against the attempt to destroy them. Do things right, and [[spoiler: the end of the geth-quarian conflict ends with Legion sacrificing himself (and he's "he" at that point, not "it") to give the geth the gift of individuality, the quarians return home to rebuild their world with geth assistance, and both races join forces with Shepard to fight the Reapers]].Reapers.]]



*** Note that this basically flies in the face [[spoiler: of the Catalyst's bogus claims that ''all'' [=AI=]s eventually turn against their masters[[note]]Which is exactly the point. The Catalyst though that it was infallible, that AIs can't be controlled by organics, and it's right...but AIs ''can'' live ''in harmony'' with organics, something that Shepard may or may not have been working towards for the last two games. The fact that the Catalyst could not consider this possibility shows that it ''didn't'' grow beyond it's programming, and that the Reapers are completely stagnant and ''wrong''.[[note]]Technically he wasn't wrong. He specifically says that before Shepard, this solution had never worked, but now that Shepard has made it work, new solutions have become available in place of the harvest (the Synthesis ending being the specific "new solution". None of the AI in previous cycles had been as peaceful as the Geth or EDI are.[[/note]][[/note]]]].
20th Sep '16 4:59:50 PM nighttrainfm
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* In a magical sense, [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor's hammer]] appears to have done this as of ''ComicBook/Thor2014''. Originally, Mjolnir's enchantment interpreted the term "worthy" as ''Odin's'' personal definition of worthy. However, it didn't occur to Odin that a magical weapon might develop a personality of its own over the centuries, and now not even he can lift it. The only person who can consistently use it these days is the new Thor / [[spoiler: Jane Foster.]]
5th Sep '16 7:02:40 AM VPhantom
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** In the main series of games, Porygon's evolutions [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Porygon2]] and [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Porygon-Z]] have [[MonsterCompendium Pokedex]] entries implying that they are at least able to grow beyond their programming. For example, Porygon2 is able to learn new behaviors on its own, and thus sometimes displays motions or abilities it wasn't programmed to do.

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** In the main series of games, Porygon's evolutions [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Porygon2]] and [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Porygon-Z]] have [[MonsterCompendium Pokedex]] entries implying that they are at least able to grow beyond their programming. For example, Porygon2 [=Porygon2=] is able to learn new behaviors on its own, and thus sometimes displays motions or abilities it wasn't programmed to do.
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