Wintermute from "Neuromancer"
William Gibson's seminal 1984 novel has become the defining work of cyberpunk science fiction (written -- oh the irony -- on a vintage 1960s Hermes 3000 manual typewriter). The supercomputer Wintermute featured in the story has been built as two halves of a whole, a clever way to circumvent anti-AI laws in the future. The other half: the Neuromancer of the title. And Wintermute will do anything to become whole: A classic example of an AI with an agenda that's not strictly speaking evil, just self-seeking. Pity any of the humans who get in its way, though.
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