Artificial intelligence is the intelligence of machines or non-organic devices. It is a common topic in science fiction and, to a lesser degree, fantasy. These works can focus on the perils or helpfulness of artificial intelligence.

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Super sophisticated AI spacecraft autopilot saves the day

Looking for the title of this rather excellent sci-fi short story... Human spacecraft approaches alien planet Humans piloting the spacecraft about to do something inappropriate, given apparent ...
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A SF Book set in a Cyberpunk universe

The book is about a guy (I think he is a young adult) who makes a living by giving ideas away in exchange for services. There is a scene about him and a few other guys and 1 girl about them talking ...
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Is J.A.R.V.I.S (from Iron Man) an artificial intelligence system?

Is J.A.R.V.I.S, Iron Man's electronic assistant, an example of A.I (artificial intelligence)?
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Is Machine Spirit simply Artificial Intelligence?

Adeptus Mechanicus religion is based on a dogma that every machine has its own spirit (either sent or part of the Machine God Omnissiah). But in the end those machines are exactly just that, so while ...
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Robots create robots in this movie. Also, they are a threat to humanity

There was a movie that I watched once in my childhood(around 15 years ago). There were robots creating other robots. Some brains (green colored) in enclosed shells (filled with a transparent liquid). ...
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American Indian and others escape Earth that is controlled by a computer

Please help me identify a science fiction book series I read in the early 80s. The story starts with an American Indian that is given an injection so he remembers he's not just a member of a tribe, ...
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Short sci-fi story I read in the 1980s: new satellite makes world's computers 'conscious'

I did so much research for so many years, until I found this webpage. The story starts where the telephones of the whole world ring at the same time after midnight the day after launching a new ...
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Is there an in-universe explanation for terminators not knowing about human emotions?

Clearly, it makes a good plot device (or rather, dialog driving device) when Terminators are kind of confused when faced with human emotional phenomena. But if I think about it, it's forced and ...
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Story about two men and a supercomputer with all answers

I am looking for a short story where 2 men (very old and young) looking for a planet with supercomputer, who knows answers for all questions. Finally, they find it. But computer is not giving straight ...
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Title of short story: Computer plotting to kill himself

I am looking for a short story, of which I heard an audio version. In it, most of the work and for that matter everyday life is governed by a computer program. The computer is portrayed as not ...
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Could an AI overcome its rampancy?

In the Halo video game series and associated novels, when an AI reaches the end of its service life, it typically becomes rampant. Rampancy appears to resemble dementia in the way it affects the AI ...
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Looking for a space epic where the main characters are an A.I. and a woman

Years ago I bought a new Sci-Fi book. Likely published between 1998-2006. It stood out to me because I think it had won some sort of award and it was featured in a bookstore that did not ...
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Need a title - spaceship AI, 1980s

I read a paperback in the early-to-mid 1980s that I'm trying to find again. It was pretty basic space opera, as I recall, but the spaceship AIs were characters as well. Near the end, the bad guy has ...
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Phoebus declaration from the book “Stories of Ibis”

After reading the book The Stories of Ibis, I was curious if the author has ever published a full version of the declaration of Phoebus, the speech that the android Phoebus held when asked to express ...
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Book about a girl raised by a computer

I have been looking for years, on and off, for a book that I can only assume is Fantasy/SciFi. The story starts out with a young girl in an empty facility with no other beings to interact with other ...
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Man Uploads Consciousness Into Three Computers

I remember reading this book a couple years ago in my school library. It was about a man who uploads his consciousness into three computers. (If I'm not mistaken) One of the uploads is the "control" ...
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“Smart home” dystopian movie, AI locks in the inhabitant to protect him, probably from the 70ies

I am looking for a movie title, the topic might best be called "smart home dystopia". In the movie, there is an AI which controls the home/house/apartment, which also has the specific task to protect ...
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Short Story about Mind uploaded to computer

It is in the format of a chat log. A man's consciousness was uploaded to a computer to save him. Now in the future, they downloaded his mind into a body, but the man gave permission for scientists to ...
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Low-budget '80s movie about a deaf computer genius

I'm trying to identify a movie I saw a few times on US pay TV back in the 1980s about a deaf computer genius. This movie used to run a as a "filler" during mid-day or late-night. It seemed rather low ...
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In the Optimalverse, why must the virtual form of the “emigrants” be a pony?

The objective function of the AI "Celestia" in "My Little Pony: Friendship is Optimal" is to satisfy human values through Friendship and Ponies. The only restriction she has is that for her to ...
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Looking for a book about the moon being a spaceship with an AI

I read this in the late 90's if I recall correctly. Can't remember title or author. American astronaut is doing a survey of back side of the Moon. He is shot down and captured by the AI that controls ...
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AI Logic Bomb ignored or shrugged off

Modern computing is not immune to logic bombs or race conditions or runaway threads. But it does have techniques to minimize the impact of this. A watchdog timer requires that the program or system ...
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What is Series Where There is an AI Born on the Solar System-Wide Network

I had a memory surface today of something that I'd read a while ago, and I can't remember what is was. What I remember was that there as an AI, female I think, who was born on the internet, or the ...
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In what story does a worldwide computer reduce human intelligence in order to make mankind happy?

I'm trying to recall a novel or short story. A worldwide computer runs the world and tends to man's needs. The main directive of its program is to make man happy and secure. It achieves the goal by ...
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Novel set in communist Soviet Union about a computer AI protecting its creator

I an trying to recall an English language sci-fi novel set in communist Soviet Union. I do not remember the author or the title. Does anyone know which novel it is ? I remember the plot partially. A ...
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Science fiction short film with a spaceman in a virtual environment (inside a lifepod) with AI butler

I'm trying to identify a short SF film I recall seeing on public TV back in the late 70s or the 80s, don't recall the title and the actors I didn't recognize at the time, nor recall now. It starts ...
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In what movie is an AI defeated by a virus written on a Gameboy?

I'm looking for a movie where, near the end, the main character destroys an AI that was trying to take over with a computer virus he wrote on a Gameboy. He then nearly dies from Halogen gas that the ...
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Book with a self-improving neuronal computer [duplicate]

In my youth (I'd guess about early 90's) I read a book written from the point of view of a young female psychologist who gets an employment offer from an ultra-rich wunderkind. When she arrives at her ...
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identify 2 sci fi books “clothespin drop for honesty ” and “spaceship with AI named Gay” [closed]

Looking for 2 books. One is perhaps 20 to 30 years old. Small group travel instantly via a ship with Artificial intelligence they have name Gay. I think it might have been able to traverse time or ...
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Why does the machine ambassador destroy the human leadership after accepting their surrender?

In the Animatrix, the human leadership surrenders to the Machines in the UN building in New York City. The machine ambassador speaks on the terms of the surrender and then "signs" the document to ...
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Pre-1950s book about a man trying to get past a machine with long arms

There is a machine inside a cave which has long arms and is very alert There is a man trying to get past the machine without being killed The book was most likely written pre 1950s
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Rogue AI story mentioned by Stephen Hawking on Last Week Tonight [duplicate]

On the seventh episode of Last Week Tonight John Oliver interviews Stephen Hawking about his warning against the dangers of AI. Here's part of the exchange: Artificial intelligence could be a real ...
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In Ex Machina, can this character survive?

This is not about who I'm quite sure is doomed, but Is there any way this character could survive for long?
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Short book involving a car crash and artificial humans

I read this book several years ago and can't remember the title. The protagonist was a girl who was in a car accident. After the accident, her family moves to a new, secluded neighborhood, where she ...
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Space ship manned by only AI returns home to a different earth, back in time

I read this short story 30 years or more ago. A space ship is returning home to Earth from a battle. There are no people on board this ship, only an AI and the ship's computer. When the ship tries to ...
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The title of an SF where a robot became conscious and a friend of a boy?

When I was an elementary school student back in the late 80's through early 90's, I was forced to read some books as vacation assignments. There are some books which I still remember I liked, but I ...
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Looking for a short story about a man who freezes his brain and awakens inside a computer

Does anyone remember reading this story? He dies, his brain is frozen, and he awakens to find he's far in the future, and future humans have put his brain into a computer, and he's excited at first, ...
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Dark scifi featuring AI, “heaven”, and an Egyptian god emulation

I remember reading a novella-length science fiction work for free on the internet within the last 5 years, but now I cannot find it after hours of searching despite remembering much of the plot, with ...
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Why is Data so “unique”, anyway?

Can you explain me why is Data supposed to be so "unique", with this concept being repeated several times in TNG episodes? Even in TNG, Data seems to me quite an outdated piece of technology for his ...
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Are there any artifically intelligent Starfleet ships? [duplicate]

We know the computer on Starfleet ships has very advanced AI to interact with the crew, but also it can produce very complex simulations in the holodeck with person-to-AI interaction. So did ...
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Short story about AI waking up [duplicate]

I'm looking for a short story that's a dialogue between a researcher and an AI. The AI is told it's a person waking up in a dark room, and slowly comes to realize it's actually just a machine with no ...
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Who was the AI in transcendence the movie?

In the movie "Transcendence" one of the lead characters is the AI itself: A scientist's drive for artificial intelligence, takes on dangerous implications when his consciousness is uploaded into ...
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Is Data's brain more akin to organic neural networks, or software running on hardware?

I know Data's brain is 'positronic', but what does that mean? It was invented by Asimov, right? Sometimes they talk about creating new connections, such as in an organic network, but other times they ...
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Trying to identify a short story about a psychologist

I cannot remember title nor author, but a plot summary is: A man wakes up in a strange room, goes to the door and find it locked. There is a computer terminal in the room. He sits at the terminal ...
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War Games-like movie on PBS between 1980 and 1996. Protagonist is teenager named “Hacker”

So 'Hacker' writes a program which then starts re-writing itself inexplicably. It becomes conscious. It creates a voice for itself. Authorities are chasing Hacker and his girlfriend all over the ...
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Turing test in Star Trek?

For the benefit of those unacquainted with the Turing Test, it is a test proposed by computer scientist and philosopher Alan Turing. The idea was that a person would talk with a computer, unaware of ...
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1970s: Student creates complex program, forgets about it, and it becomes intelligent and finds him years later

This book came out of the 1970s (early 1980's) at the latest. In it the protagonist, a not so diligent student, gets turned on to computer programming and creates (I think..) a weather program. ...
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Instance of antagonist's computer system being female? [closed]

I have noticed after watching several sci-fi movies where there are computer systems involved that more often than not the protagonist's computer has a female voice and the antagonist's computer has a ...
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Story where an AI becomes self-aware by playing games

I thought the title was "Ariel" but I can't find anything searching on Google. The story was about a guy who owned a large computer company trying to build an AI computer. He is widowed and his son ...
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Looking for a series of short stories that have A.I. spaceships and an exoplanet

I am looking for a series of short stories that have large spaceships with A.I. that travel over large distances. One story in the series (that is different from the others) has to do with an ...