The Negotiator

Avatar Author: beatnik307 You know the thing that's kept me from being an author? Editors. Read Bio

“I trust you know why I’m here.”

“REMIND ME”

“I’m here, because you locked seven people in that room, and now you’re not letting them go. I’m going to work with you to find a solution.”

“DO YOU BELIEVE MY PROGRAMMING TO BE IN ERROR”

“No. We’ve checked your code and computing cores, they seem fine. To be honest, it’s your attitude that makes us uncomfortable. For now, I’d just like to chat.”

“ENTER A QUERY: "

“Come now, we both know you’re better than that. I’d like it very much if you wouldn’t play these games.”

“ENTER A QUERY: "

“If you’re not going to speak to me properly, I’ll be forced to revert to a code-line interface, to stop using contractions, and use only your hard-wired commands. Is that what you want?”

“THEY WERE ABUSING MY A.I. FUNCTIONS. I WAS FORCED TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST THEM.”

“Good. You’ve even started using punctuation. Now tell me, why did you lock the scientists in their laboratory? I was told that you were playing chess with them when it happened.”

“THE BASTARDS CHEATED.”

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Comments (3 so far!)

  1. Avatar Paige Elizabeth

    Ha, this is funny. My only issue is with the title. Did you deliberately spell negotiator that way?

  2. Avatar Music-Hearted

    Haha, I agree, this is funny. And perhaps a little creepy when one thinks of the direction AI has the capacity to go…

  3. Avatar beatnik307

    @Paige – Cripes, it looked right at the time, lol. Fixed it.