Colossus from "Colossus: The Forbin Project"
The "Colossus" of the title, from D.F. Jones' novels and later a movie, is an American supercomputer, encased in a mountain bunker and entrusted with the U.S.'s entire nuclear arsenal. (The later movie "WarGames" picked up on the same idea.) Colossus soon detects the presence of "Guardian," a Soviet computer of the same type, and blackmails its human masters into talking with Guardian by threatening nuclear war. By the end of the story, Colossus and Guardian have merged, declaring itself "the voice of world control," and taking command of, well, everything. "In time," it says, "you will come to regard me not only with respect and awe, but with love." Colossus creator, Dr. Forbin, has one word for that: "Never." Winning hearts and minds, indeed.
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