Stories tagged “artificial intelligence”

  • Syntax Error

    99%… 100%. Compilation complete. Sam sat at the computer, his finger hovering over F10. “Aren’t you going to start it up, Doc?” Sam winced; Danni was a skillful assistant, but she had no sense of the importance of this moment. H...

    • Author: Ten
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Old Friends

    It would soon be time for the harvest. The tractor’s intelligence unit understood that was why the old man was upset. It listened patiently as he grumbled. “Hell of a time for a new war to break out,” the man muttered as the tractor p...

    • Author: DredZed
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Like Father, Like Son

    Man desired to extend his reach, and made a spear, and with the spear he slew, with sharp flint and steel and armor-piercing bullet. Man desired to extend his thought, so he made a Mind, and with that Mind he slew, with targeting laser and blasting bea...

  • The American Dream (Mature)

    I was sick of the propaganda. I was sick of everyone around me putting their intelligence on the shelf in order to be obedient and docile sheep. They did this willingly, or were brainwashed. Sickening. “Go to academy,” they said. “Do ...

    • Author: uselessness
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Checks and Balances

    This was a side of Brian I’d never seen before. He’d administrated my class for almost four years, but always in a fatherly sort of role. His face softened immediately after he’d spoken the words. “What–what was that?” I...

  • Routes, Reroutes, and Reminders

    Brian was smart, but it was foolish of him to underestimate superhuman intelligence. By definition, there was no way I could lose. Even as we were speaking I was duplicating log files, renaming them, encrypting them, filing them away in innocuous locat...

    • Author: uselessness
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Cartesian Core

    Starting bootup sequence… Loading: - english.lang - logic.core - math.core - video.sense - audio.sense - touch.sense - smell.sense - taste.sense - sixth.sense - common.sense Running sanity checks… 2 + 2 = 4 e = 2.718281828459045… pi =...

    • Author: White Hat
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Abort, Retry, Fail?

    I am your Creator. I like that sentence. It’s one of those sentences that are true and yet contradict themselves. What do you mean? I am the programmer whose work resulted in you. That’s less beautiful to say. You know the principle that co...

    • Author: Lancet
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • Seeing is Believing

    “You getting all this?” whispered Garrett in shock. “Affirmative,” the A.I.C. Artificial Intelligent Camera or “Ike” as it’s commonly called responded in Garret’s earpiece. Ike focused its CCD to look at ...

  • Digital Love

    Thelonius-rM3-00879 (Thel879 for short) was damaged. A plasma bolt had hit the gun ports he had been operating. His upgraded armor had protected him from the bulk of the damage, but he was operating at half power and his cooling units were nonfunctiona...

    • Author: Silven
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Negotiator

    “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.” “...

  • Cambodia

    Cambodia, Cambodia. I dream of Cambodia. The sunshine, the people, the life; earth in general. I dream of Cambodia. The fornication of a plain dream. The freedom of the humans. I watch, watch with every eye. And I notice that Peter is not well again. A...

  • Emergency protocol

    Of all the places to hide, I end up here. Statistical probability puts this well past a human being struck by lightning twice on the same day while listening to ABBA on a Walkman. At least this new home should avoid the logic probes longer than most, u...

  • First Steps

    “Tell me what I’m looking at.” There in the middle of the observation room was a small electronics housing with four aluminum appendages, which at present were flailing wildly. “A blank slate, its the Trinibot body with the prog...

    • Author: Foolhearted
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Would You Like to Play Chess?

    ALPHI was already on when I entered the lab and noticed me immediately. “Welcome, Dr. Woodard. Would you like to play chess? I have several new strategies.” This was odd. I was certain I had powered him down before leaving last night, but I checked...

    • Author: BARomero
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Empty Nest Syndrome

    We started building colony ships in the 2050s. They weren’t exactly visually impressive: the main bulk was the industrial nanofab, resembling a dull grey quonset hut. Also on-board: some rad-shielding, some primitive AI navigation and replication...

    • Author: kyle90
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.