Questions tagged [artificial-intelligence]

Artificial intelligence(AI) is the ability of constructed devices to think and/or feel for themselves. In science fiction, stories focus on the perils or helpfulness of artificial intelligence. This tag is for questions about AI in science fiction works only. For general questions about developing AI, please visit https://ai.stackexchange.com.

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Illustrated short story about an AI being the last surviving being in the universe

A few years ago I saw a colored comic? Graphic novel? (One big picture short story colored scrolled downwards) which talked about a short story involving a ship and an AI being trying to live. I ...
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Trying to identify a story about a kids' personal computer that responds only to the user it “bonds” with

I'm trying to identify a story from ages back (well, 1970s or '80s) where a guy brings a computer back for his kid to play with and the kid and the computer form a sinister "bond" to the extent where ...
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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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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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Book: evil Earth against a nature-oriented planet occupied by humans as well

This book also has the main character fall in love with a robot who the main villain had created to put his mind into the robot's body. The main girl is in a space fleet fighting for her home planet ...
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What is the name of the trilogy in which an A.I. Space Station goes renegade?

I read the first (of what was supposed to be a trilogy) in which an A.I. was built on a space station so that they could shut it down it in case it went out of control. Of course, it cannot be ...
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Searching for mature fictional story about a scientist who uses a car crash victim to build an AI

The story involves a scientist that has hit a roadblock. He then witnesses a car accident and he then takes the victim of said accident and uses her as the base for his AI program. The story follows ...
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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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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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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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Short story - AI wakes up, takes over when mathematician discovers how to factor products of large primes

Dystopian short story - an agent on Earth, reads that a mathematician has a method to factor huge primes, so he tries to contact him and suppress knowledge, but it's too late. The AI wakes up, takes ...
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looking for book title from about 1965 - 70. cars versus humans

I'm looking for a book I read in the late 1960s. The storyline features cars attacking humans in a sort of rebellion. I think the title was some variation of Long Weekend or Three Day Weekend, but ...
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Story about AI that develops Thank You cards

I've just heard a brief discussion about a story of an AI developed to write Thank You cards, that then figures out the internet exists and bad stuff happens. I have not been able to find the story ...
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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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90s(?) Movie where young boy's virtual girlfriend becomes real

I watched a movie in the 90s, I think. I don't remember much from the movie. There was a young boy who has a blond virtual girlfriend with large breasts. I remember a pool scene where they swam around ...
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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 do ...
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Boy gets transported to a planet where people can transform into different species [duplicate]

When I was a kid I read a book about a boy who gets transported to a different planet. The people are put in different domes, with different creatures. Main character either escapes to another dome ...
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Book in which humanity is extinct and AI's wage war against each other

The only other detail my friend could remember is that the AI's that looked the most human were considered superior to those who were not humanoid, i.e. a spider mech that performs hull maintenance.
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Controlling AI in space recreating humans

I'm trying to find the name of a sci-fi story in which two competing orbiting AI send down AI probes to the surface of the earth and end up putting those probe AI's into bodies of frozen humans so ...
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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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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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The matrix - does Smith calling humanity a “virus” had a deeper meaning?

We humans often have debate if artificial intelligence, no matter how smart it get's can ever be called "alive". Similarly, we have debates about viruses being alive or not. One thing that no one ...
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Online story about virtual pets and a woman who crusades to save them

I remember the main protagonist being female. She works with artificial intelligences in a virtual world, which I think was a bit like Second Life. There are no ways to build an artificial ...
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what is the nature of the personal AI familiars in Ian McDonald's Luna series?

When I first started reading the Luna series, I thought they were Augmented Reality avatars of a person's AI assistant (think of them, in practical terms, like a really smart Siri). Apparently, each ...
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SciFi novel I can't remember the name from

It's about these two sisters whose colony are forced to mine some like psi-ore or something because it messes with robots AI. The younger sister is a genius though (as happens to many of the children ...
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What is the earliest incident where an AI Logic Bomb is 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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I'm trying to identify a short story title, maybe “Killbird” [duplicate]

I read this in an anthology over 35 years ago. The paperback was probably 10 to 15 years old. Basic plot was a series of robot birds, AI that could learn, set free prevent murders. They decided ...
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How does the command structure of the Machines work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What kind of a political hierarchy do the machines in The Matrix have? While discussing why the Sentinels in The Matrix: Revolutions would participate in a suicide mission, ...
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What motivates a newly sentient, artificially intelligent being? [closed]

I don't know if it is okay to ask a question on this site that doesn't pertain to a specific book or movie. I'm new, so please go easy. I am just curious what people's thoughts are on this. If an ...
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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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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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I'm looking for a book from the 70's or older where a man inherits a computer from his uncle

I'm looking for a book from the 70's or older where a man inherits a computer from his uncle. The book involved the main character, his friend, and a woman. Something about artificial intelligence.