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12 Fictional Supercomputers I Hope Never Materialize

If Google's server farm ever does assert its independence and decide the human race needs to do something other than look up cat videos, most science fiction fans would shrug and say: "Told you so." Artificial intelligence has the baddest of raps in science fiction, in big part because so many of these supercomputers tend to be so malicious. But look closer and you'll find in a lot of cases they're simply doing too good a job of being true to their programming, whether for good or ill. He
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ARIIA from "Eagle Eye"

Warning: spoilers!

Short for Autonomous Reconnaissance Intelligence Integration Analyst, ARIIA (voiced by Julianne Moore) is a DoD supercomputer designed to gather military intelligence that achieves a degree of self-awareness and sets up one of the most preposterously contrived plots in all of movie history. After its own advice about a military operation is ignored and many people are killed, ARIIA uses its power over just about every darn thing in the world to coerce two civilians (Shia LaBeouf and Rosario Dawson) into assassinating the president and thus preventing more ham-handedness at the executive level. Sounds like everyone involved would have done better with PRISM.

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