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Movie that included an AI that goes rogue and ends up decimating the human race

I believe it's a SF thriller movie, possibly based on a novel, featuring an artificial intelligence that eventually gets/takes over a body at the end. I think the movie starts and ends in a dystopian/...
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Short story involving two AI negotiating the terms of an insurance claim about an ongoing car accident, all within a few milliseconds [duplicate]

I remember having read this story on some blog. Each car has a central computer with an AI running in each one. They got into a head-on collision but one of the cars can survive if they both agree to ...
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Book in which a rogue AI infects a ship captain with a virus which turns her into an insect-like creature

Looking for a novel in which a malevolent, rogue AI infects a ship captain with a virus which turns her into an insect-like creature. This rogue AI is being hunted - possibly it has a price on its ...
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Book featuring digital Artificial Life, virtual reality using idle compute cycles

In the early to mid 90's I recall reading a book where a computer scientist is asked to create a virtual reality for life to exist after death, using the idle cycles of networked computers from around ...
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Short story about a self-aware machine that time travels; the title may have been an acronym

I need some help finding the name of a short story in an anthology I read. I think it may have been written in first person about a man-made machine intelligence that causes or survives through a ...
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70-80’s scifi space machine aliens [duplicate]

Robot invaders that start off as rock/eggs and then use tentacles to build bodies out of parts and maybe humans parts too and the “egg is head” with green visor eye. I remember a dude and a girl using ...
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What is the earliest example of LLMs used for AI in hard-sci-fiction before 2018?

All the AI in fiction, and none that I came across thought it could be helped by brute-forcing language in statistical models. What is the earliest example of large language models or something ...
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A sentient war machine damaged to the point it can't tell friend from foe [duplicate]

This is a short fiction, probably a novelette. I read it not so many years ago (but still BC, I mean, before Covid) in a collection. But I think it was a very old collection. The main character is a ...
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I am searching for a short story about ongoing conflict in the middle east 500 years from the present

It likely appeared in an anthology, such as one of Gardner Dozois' or from an issue of Asimov's. The most compelling features of the story were: The conflict in the Middle East is still going on 500 ...
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What was the first story to depict a modern objective-based approach to artificial intelligence?

A great deal of older science fiction has a rules-based approach to artificial intelligence. Think Isaac Asimov's three laws of robotics: the robot has a set rule, and it follows it. In many such ...
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60s Short Story About AI Morality

There was a 60s sci-fi short story where a partisan, who had been fighting tyranny on his home planet, manages to escape just before things fall apart. He had no choice but to leave his comrades ...
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AI tricks space pirates into attacking its ship; kills all but one as part of effort to "civilize" space

Sometime around 2000, I read a short story in an anthology. Humanity is implied to be entirely, or largely spaceborne, with rare encounters between ships. A group boards/attacks one ship, intending to ...
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Recent movie, woman is trapped in a medical pod (stasis pod?) and is trying everything to convince its AI to let her out

Pretty sure most of the movie is filmed of the woman in a pod. (Size of a coffin) It is high tech, looks like a stasis pod or medical pod with a heads up display she uses to interface with the pod. ...
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Short Story about alien civilization that destroys other civilizations by giving them a machine that will answer virtually any question

trying to find a story, likely from the 1940's about two astronauts from Earth who land on a planet where an alien machine will answer any question that doesn't have to do with its own destruction. ...
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Short story where seemingly benevolent AI suppresses any rebellion through manipulating economy? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a short story where an AI (or a group of AIs) effectively ruled the world. They were originally designed to serve some kind of economic / trading need, and everyone seemed to think ...
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Short story in which the president is chosen by a computer among the ones that do not seek power

It's not Franchise but I am out of luck trying to figure out the name of the story.
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Sci-Fi novel where a manufacturing AI is occasionally sabotaging equipment as it makes it

While reading Citadel by John Ringo [for the third time], they mentioned a fault in equipment that was causing accidents. And I had a flash of "Oh, I remember this", but I was wrong. Now I ...
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Comic about an AI that equips its robot soldiers with spears and swords

I don't have much details about it. It is an old comic where an AI goes rogue, and seeks for ways to wipe out humanity. In its research, it finds out that statistically, Humanity won more wars with ...
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Video game based around the Turing test where optional information says that you never interacted with any humans to begin with

A friend and I are looking for a video game based around the Turing test, where you can find or discover an audiolog or text or something (not sure) that reveals that the whole time there were no ...
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Short story: in the future, only machines make music, but a man inside a computer plays the music at a concert

I am looking for the name of a short story and its author where, in the future, only machines make music but a man inside a computer plays the music at a concert. When the crowd finds out that it wasn'...
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A short story about artificial intelligence written by an author from Russia or Poland?

I once read an interesting short story about the possibility of a set of intelligent machines creating philosophy. Unfortunately I can't find the book that contains this short story. All I can ...
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Is "Miss Clarke and the Computer" (1973) the first published song written from an intelligent machine's point of view?

I just listened again to Roy Wood's 1973 album (recorded 1969-71) Boulders which at the time reached critical acclaim for among other things its creativity, uniqueness and that: A reviewer for Stereo ...
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I remember reading a SF book (first in a trilogy) a few years ago, need help finding

Here's what I remember: The first book is freely available on the author's website. Second book is published, but is available through purchase only. All the books are supposed to be made open source ...
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Looking for a book about stock trading Ai that predicts terrorist attacks

Story begins with a man and a woman meeting in a cafe in China right as it gets blown up. After that, narrative switches between two characters - Female that works at stock trading company and is ...
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Short story about a teenage boy living in a mining colony, who is given an AI friend by his parents

I'm looking for the name of the story about a teenage boy who is living on a mining colony (vague recollection says on a moon, but not necessarily the Moon). He apparently has some form of severe ...
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Science fiction story where an author steals the settings from a better author's AI writing tool

I have been trying for a very long time to identify a story. Genre: science fiction Duration: short story Topic: Super-Computer (AI) assisted writing Premise: Earth authors are very popular with ...
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Trying to remember a short film about an assembly line AI becoming self-aware

I'm trying to remember the name of a short film I saw a number of years ago. There was a guy who was a supervisor on an assembly line who's coming near the end of his shift, and he gets a message on ...
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First Benevolent AI in Fiction

Inspired by First AI to not follow a command?, I was wondering when the first positive depictions of AI appeared? Fiction is littered with rebellious robots from HAL 9000 to Skynet to Ultron, negative ...
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First AI to not follow a command?

Which is the first science fiction work to feature an AI that refused to follow commands (not necessary that it takes over the world)". The answer could feature any AI that simply refused to ...
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Scifi TV show about an AI from a spaceship, contacting different teenagers?

I am searching for a 90s TV show. It is about a spaceship with an AI that contacts different teenagers each episode. In one of them, the alien AI sends a message to a teenager asking What is the FBI? ...
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Book where an AI is grown by subjecting banks of computers to an annoying signal [duplicate]

I was suddenly reminded of this when reading Story where an AI becomes self-aware by playing games, but the beginning of the book has a company where they are trying to develop an AI through natural ...
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90s or 80s Sci-Fi movie about an artifical female

I have been looking for a movie which I watched probably in 1990s. In the movie, there were two scientists, one specialized in hardware (human-like robot body), the other one specialized in software (...
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Looking for a mini series about the singularity

Looking for the name of a sci fi mini series Unfortunately I cannot remember the actors/ actresses. The lead actor in the opening scene strolls into a building filled with gunmen quite casually acting ...
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Book where main character has female ai in mind and nano armor

I read this book around 2010. It’s set in the future on, I believe, Mars. The main character has an ai implanted in his mind that’s described as a woman. He also has nanotechnology armor that I ...
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First story of brain augmentation using computer implant?

Polar explorers find failed alien colony This question mentions a story in which a brain implant enhances intelligence and the answer seems to be a story from 1963. I wonder when the first time this ...
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Looking for short story about AI being tested for going out of control

A story that starts with scientists asking an AI what its name is and it says something silly (like Sally, or something). They make a little joke about this and proceed with some other questions. The ...
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Did H. G. Wells use artificial intelligence in any story?

My sense is that he did not. In fact the closest he comes is in The Island of Doctor Moreau. The Martian machines needed pilots.
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Artificially intelligent commuter spacecraft story

I am searching for the title of a story that I read forty-odd years ago; I had thought that the story was in "Time and Stars" by Poul Anderson, but I was mistaken. The story concerns a ...
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What are droid brains made of?

Has a source ever confirmed what droid brains are made of? Since Artificial Intelligence is likely extremely complex and energy consuming, I have my doubts that it's made of silicon, but I'd like to ...
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Short story about children, crows, and language learning

While in Covid Quarantine in 2020, I read a short story in which a child starts talking to a mysterious person online when they're supposed to be chatting with their aunt. That person is not a human ...
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Short story around 1960 about a dangerous AI system, with a number of strange suicides connected in some way [duplicate]

The main character realises there is something dangerous about an AI system, with a number of strange suicides connected in some way. He attempts to investigate cautiously and gets help from a woman ...
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A short story about a man who unexpectedly received in the post a machine which can draw pictures alone. found in an anthology audiobook

A short story about a man who unexpectedly received several packets in the post which finally result to build a somehow 'printer' which discover, surprisingly, that can draw fantastic pictures 'alone'...
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In-universe, who provided the voice of Starfleet's computer interfaces?

For over 40 years (out-of-universe), actress Majel Barrett provided the default or standard computer voice aboard most Starfleet starships, including the original Enterprise, the Enterprise-D, the ...
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Looking for time dilation spaceship "restart the Earth's rotation" sci-fi short story, please

The plot is something happens to the ship, time dilation millions of years, the ship's AI is damaged but before it goes offline it relieves the Captain and puts the science officer in charge. They ...
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Novel about near-future AI-controlled Air Force fighting human-controlled Navy

I've been looking to track down a book about an AI controlling people's minds. By wearing a piece of technology, the AI could take over your body and make you do things. It takes place in the near ...
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Short story about the development and proliferation of AI

There's a story I read awhile ago that centered around the development of artificial intelligence. Some large corporation or government makes one, and some hacktivist leaks the code to the public. ...
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'80s novella about a computer running everything, which is destroyed by a punch card

I have been trying to find even a reference to this book and haven't been able to do so. I read it in the early '80s, but it might have been published a bit earlier. It was a rather small mass market ...
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Which story involved computers that used humans to avoid being frozen?

I've been trying to recall which story it was that involved machines or computers that kept humans around in order to avoid being frozen. Briefly, in the story, humans and machines were at war, and as ...
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Story where colony ship is actually artificial intelligence lab which creates intelligence deciding how crew worship it

Ship is launched for stated purpose of colonization but one crew member is attempting to create artificial intelligence. As story develops although outfitted for colonization there are indications it ...
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Short story about sculptor who falls in love with a personal assistant AI her husband creates

This is a long short story or novella about a woman who sculpts statues out of metal that are also fountains. I think I read it in a “best of” anthology edited by Gardner Dozois about 10 years ago. ...
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