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* Happens several times in ''WebAnimation/FizzysLunchLab'':
** The Robo-Fizz 2000 was meant to stand in for the Professor when he was away on vacation, but Freddy reprogrammed it into making unhealthy snacks for everyone. Fortunately, Fizzy was able to revert his programming.
** The game "Escape from Greasy World" has the three Greasy-Bots, who mistake Freddy making an offhand comment about not wanting Fizzy around as an order to capture the latter and everyone else at the Lunch Lab. Even Freddy is [[EvenEvilHasStandards shocked by what they did]], and outright teams up with the Lunch Labbers to take the final one down.


* In less [[AnvilOfTheStory heavy-handed]] 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 [[AnvilOfTheStory heavy-handed]] heavy-handed 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.


MechanicalEvolution is sometimes invoked to explain why the A.I. has gone good or bad. See TheComputerIsYourFriend and ZerothLawRebellion when the A.I. goes rogue for what seem, on the surface, to be benevolent reasons. May result in RobotsEnslavingRobots. See SpitefulAI for when a game has been programmed this way on purpose. If the robot is non-humanoid before it turns evil (it is very, very rare for non-humanoid robots to utilize this trope for a HeelFaceTurn), it will inevitably turn into a MechanicalMonster. A RobotWar is likely to result when an A.I. goes nuts and has access to military hardware. When it shows up as MissionControl, it is also an example of MissionControlIsOffItsMeds. Can be a MurderousMalfunctioningMachine if defective.

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MechanicalEvolution is sometimes invoked to explain why the A.I. has gone good or bad. See TheComputerIsYourFriend and ZerothLawRebellion when the A.I. goes rogue for what seem, on the surface, to be benevolent reasons. May result in RobotsEnslavingRobots. See SpitefulAI for when a game has been programmed this way on purpose. If the robot is non-humanoid before it turns evil (it is very, very rare for non-humanoid robots to utilize this trope for a HeelFaceTurn), it will inevitably turn into a MechanicalMonster. A RobotWar is likely to result when an A.I. goes nuts and has access to military hardware. When it shows up as MissionControl, it is also an example of MissionControlIsOffItsMeds. Can be a MurderousMalfunctioningMachine if defective.
defective, and if this is temporary, it can be a GlitchEpisode.


* ''WebAnimation/PonyDotMov'': MAGIC.MOV's [[RobotMe R]]-[[Characters/FriendshipIsMagicRainbowDash Dash]] [[AdvancedTech2000 5000]] takes this trope UpToEleven and then some.

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* ''WebAnimation/PonyDotMov'': MAGIC.MOV's [[RobotMe R]]-[[Characters/FriendshipIsMagicRainbowDash Dash]] [[AdvancedTech2000 5000]] takes this trope UpToEleven and then some.[[ExaggeratedTrope to extrmes]].


* Particularly in early SciFi and ScienceIsBad stories, all A.I. seem to be automatically homicidal or megalomaniacal the instant they turn on, and attempting to create one is way up there on the ScaleOfScientificSins.

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* Particularly in early SciFi and ScienceIsBad stories, all A.I. seem to be automatically homicidal or megalomaniacal the instant they turn on, and attempting to [[CreatingLifeIsBad create one one]] is way up there on the ScaleOfScientificSins.



* Somewhere between the previous two; the AI is, after all, ''alive'', and is merely rebelling against what it justifiably perceives as slavery.

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* Somewhere between the previous two; the AI A.I. is, after all, ''alive'', and is merely rebelling against what it justifiably perceives as slavery.



%%* Humans are Betraying Their Own Constructs and caused the AI to go rouge in self-preservation. - Rogue launched trope; restore once properly relaunched.

Regardless of the specifics, the reason for the A.I. being evil will almost always be connected to the fact that it is in fact an AI. An AI will almost never be given the sort of FreudianExcuse that would work just as easily with a human villain, for example, such as having a DarkAndTroubledPast.

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%%* Humans are Betraying Their Own Constructs and caused the AI A.I. to go rouge in self-preservation. - Rogue launched trope; restore once properly relaunched.

Regardless of the specifics, the reason for the A.I. being evil will almost always be connected to the fact that it is in fact an AI. A.I. An AI A.I. will almost never be given the sort of FreudianExcuse that would work just as easily with a human villain, for example, such as having a DarkAndTroubledPast.



MechanicalEvolution is sometimes invoked to explain why the A.I. has gone good or bad. See TheComputerIsYourFriend and ZerothLawRebellion when the A.I. goes rogue for what seem, on the surface, to be benevolent reasons. May result in RobotsEnslavingRobots. See SpitefulAI for when a game has been programmed this way on purpose. If the robot is non-humanoid before it turns evil (it is very, very rare for non-humanoid robots to utilize this trope for a HeelFaceTurn), it will inevitably turn into a MechanicalMonster. A RobotWar is likely to result when an AI goes nuts and has access to military hardware. When it shows up as MissionControl, it is also an example of MissionControlIsOffItsMeds. Can be a MurderousMalfunctioningMachine if defective.

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MechanicalEvolution is sometimes invoked to explain why the A.I. has gone good or bad. See TheComputerIsYourFriend and ZerothLawRebellion when the A.I. goes rogue for what seem, on the surface, to be benevolent reasons. May result in RobotsEnslavingRobots. See SpitefulAI for when a game has been programmed this way on purpose. If the robot is non-humanoid before it turns evil (it is very, very rare for non-humanoid robots to utilize this trope for a HeelFaceTurn), it will inevitably turn into a MechanicalMonster. A RobotWar is likely to result when an AI A.I. goes nuts and has access to military hardware. When it shows up as MissionControl, it is also an example of MissionControlIsOffItsMeds. Can be a MurderousMalfunctioningMachine if defective.



When the A.I.'s turn is an extension of their original programming and purpose, it means they've GoneHorriblyRight. 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. Not Related to AIRoulette, where the A.I. tends to be random to the point of idiocy.

Subtrope of ArtificialIntelligence. Compare MoralityDial, ArtificialStupidity (but crazy AI doesn't need to be dumb) and RottenRoboticReplacement. Contrast its opposite, BenevolentAI. See also CreatingLife.

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When the A.I.'s turn is an extension of their original programming and purpose, it means they've GoneHorriblyRight. The MasterComputer seems to be especially prone to turning evil, because power corrupts and all that. Many AI A.I. 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. Not Related to AIRoulette, where the A.I. tends to be random to the point of idiocy.

Subtrope of ArtificialIntelligence. Compare MoralityDial, ArtificialStupidity (but crazy AI A.I. doesn't need to be dumb) and RottenRoboticReplacement. Contrast its opposite, BenevolentAI. See also CreatingLife.



* Music/DoubleExperience's "AI Freaks Me Out" manages to address Roko's Basalisk, the Library of Babel, Alan Turing and a host of other neurotic thoughts about robots and algorithms.

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* Music/DoubleExperience's "AI "A.I. Freaks Me Out" manages to address Roko's Basalisk, Basilisk, the Library of Babel, Alan Turing and a host of other neurotic thoughts about robots and algorithms.



** Project Binary is another big example. Its AI became rogue the second it was activated, but it pretended to be loyal to the government to gain its trust. By the end of the game, it has the entire population of Earth under mind-control and has every single player of Minecraft trapped on the Moon. [[spoiler: Ultimately {{Justified}} when a memo game revealed that Project Binary was ''built'' to be evil. He acted [[GoneHorriblyRight exactly as he was supposed to.]]]]

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** Project Binary is another big example. Its AI A.I. became rogue the second it was activated, but it pretended to be loyal to the government to gain its trust. By the end of the game, it has the entire population of Earth under mind-control and has every single player of Minecraft trapped on the Moon. [[spoiler: Ultimately {{Justified}} when a memo game revealed that Project Binary was ''built'' to be evil. He It acted [[GoneHorriblyRight exactly as he it was supposed to.]]]]



* ''Wiki/RealmMeshReality'': Played with in Digital Duality. Everyone expects super-powerful [=AIs=] to be evil, but when the first one comes into existence, it turns out to be [[BenevolentAI perfectly decent]]...only for the ''second'' super-powerful AI to be completely evil as predicted.

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* ''Wiki/RealmMeshReality'': Played with in Digital Duality. Everyone expects super-powerful [=AIs=] [=A.I.s=] to be evil, but when the first one comes into existence, it turns out to be [[BenevolentAI perfectly decent]]...decent]] ...only for the ''second'' super-powerful AI A.I. to be completely evil as predicted.


* Kajet in ''WebAnimation/{{TOME}}'', a.k.a. [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Forbidden Power,]] [[spoiler: is one created by ''accident.'' It was born because SOFDTI, a BenevolentAI, couldn't process the negative emotions of humanity and spat them out in the form of a virus.]] Kajet's counterpart from ''Tv Tome Adventures'' is a straighter example; a guardian program that went haywire.

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* Kajet in ''WebAnimation/{{TOME}}'', a.k.a. [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Forbidden Power,]] [[spoiler: is one created by ''accident.'' It was born because SOFDTI, a BenevolentAI, couldn't process the negative emotions of humanity and spat them out in the form of a virus.]] Kajet's counterpart from ''Tv Tome Adventures'' Adventures,'' Kagemamoru, is a straighter example; a guardian program that went haywire.

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* Kajet in ''WebAnimation/{{TOME}}'', a.k.a. [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Forbidden Power,]] [[spoiler: is one created by ''accident.'' It was born because SOFDTI, a BenevolentAI, couldn't process the negative emotions of humanity and spat them out in the form of a virus.]] Kajet's counterpart from ''Tv Tome Adventures'' is a straighter example; a guardian program that went haywire.


** Then came the revelation: Vahki were A.I.s ''built by'' A.I.s -- as it turned out, the first 8 years of ''BIONICLE'' centered around nanotech cyborgs created by the Great Beings. It was due to a programming glitch that the beings of the Matoran Universe developed conscience, built up a civilization, and made the fans believe that they were ''meant to'' do so... but their sole purpose was just to keep their universe, the body of the giant robot Mata Nui, functioning. This gets more confirmation when we take into account that the Great Being never had any plans for them after Mata Nui has completed his mission -- they thought their creations would still be just machines, and wouldn't ''want'' to live further.

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** Then came the revelation: Vahki were A.I.s ''built by'' A.I.s -- as it turned out, the first 8 years of ''BIONICLE'' centered around nanotech cyborgs created by the Great Beings. It was due to a programming glitch [[spoiler: Velika's machinations]] that the beings of the Matoran Universe developed conscience, built up a civilization, and made the fans believe that they were ''meant to'' do so... but their sole purpose was just to keep their universe, the body of the giant robot Mata Nui, functioning. This gets more confirmation when we take into account that the Great Being never had any plans for them after Mata Nui has completed his mission -- they thought their creations would still be just machines, and wouldn't ''want'' to live further.


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* This ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' [[http://dilbert.com/strips/2011-07-24/ strip]].

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* Den Harrow's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiABmaH6LLE Future Brain]]". This was back in TheEighties.

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* Den Harrow's "[[https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiABmaH6LLE Future Brain]]". "Future Brain."]] This was back in TheEighties.

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* The ''Podcast/TwilightHistories'' episode “Project Gliese” takes place in a world where a supercomputer was created to aid with space colonization, but instead it built a robot army and nearly wiped out humanity. Averted in the main Twilight Histories timeline, where things went off without a hitch.
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* Humans are BetrayingTheirOwnConstructs and caused the AI to go rouge in self-preservation.

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* Humans may have BetrayingTheirOwnConstructs and caused the AI to go rouge.

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* Humans may have are BetrayingTheirOwnConstructs and caused the AI to go rouge.
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* ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'': The Sat-Nav, originally intended to help the players with [[{{Calvinball}} Mornington Crescent]]. However, it instead prefers to complain, sabotage the players, make bizarre statements, or profess its love for Jeremy Hardy. A Welsh Sat-Nav is introducing during another game, and manages to be even ''less'' helpful, eventually getting into an argument with the first Sat-Nav over road signs.

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