Here’s another story that I’ve had kicking around for a while.
Speaking stuff kicking around... I should probably get started on cleaning my room (and move onto doing my Uni work later. Or tomorrow)
Notes – AiNote 1: Under no circumstances press any button in the facility, especially if they are coloured teal.Note 2: Do not turn on communicators when humans say something stupid and broadcast it over the camp. Record said stupid thing for safekeeping. Just in caseNote 3: Keep existence hidden from Private Maple’s superiors while keeping a "finger on the pulse" of all incoming and outgoing messages.Note 4: Decrypt heavy security filesMost important –Note 5: Never return to where I was created
Despite his programming to predict all possible outcomes, when Ai was found on the vessel he was created on by Private Maple and her squad mates, he was sure that was the day he was going to be wiped out from existence. He was programmed to act on human nature, something his creators were desperately trying to understand so they could find a weakness, programmed to think faster than a normal would. His creators treated him as a tool. He had no name, he had no gender, he was only data and if he couldn’t function to what was expected, then he was erased.
When a human squadron worked their way onto the vessel and to the room he was kept in, all calculations lead to the outcome that when he was discovered he would be destroyed. When the team of four charged through the door, he was surprised at how young they were. Too young from his data to be in military, but they were dressed in uniform and carried standard weapons. They searched the room, looking for a weak point, when one of them realised that the camera was following their moves. She had discovered he was watching them. She didn’t shoot the camera and she didn’t seem surprised that there was an aware entity in the computers. She talked instead.
"Hello"Good day."Are you part of the ship?"No. I am kept separate from the ship for safekeeping."What’s your name?"I have no name. I am an artificial intelligence."No duh. I know that. Why were you created?"To test human reactions to stimulus and find a weak point in their behaviour."Their using A.Is to test us?!" One of the others cried."Well, they don’t really leave much of their victims behind to get useful data," another replied coolly."How do you feel about that?" The first one continued her questions.I have no feelings on it. I only have feelings when my firewall to that system is open.The girl walked over and stirred one of the consoles from sleep. She typed in a few letters, scrunched her face up in confusion and then hit the console. That seemed to do the trick as he felt that system enter his programming."Now how do you feel?"He stayed silent for a moment and contemplated.Used. Scared as well."Want to leave this place?"Yes, but standard military protocols state that anything that could harm the mission is to be destroyed no matter the amount of potential intelligenceThe girl looked at him through the camera oddly and then smiled in an attempt to comfort him."Good thing we aren’t standard military. Right, we are taking him with us. Hop into my suit when I get rid of these," The girl called out and continued to open more firewalls. Just as she was about to unlock the last one, she stopped."I need to know… What will your name be?"I have no preference."Then we'll call you Ai."That’s not very imaginative."Well what do you want to be called?"He thought for a moment.Ai has a nice ring to it."Exactly," she said smugly and clicked the last firewall open. Ai travelled to his new 'host' and tested his newfound freedom in the database.There are over twenty enemies gathering outside the main door. Also…"What? " The girl said as she and the other three aimed their guns to the door.There appears to be several heavily encrypted files linking to a similar project on another ship."Can you open them?"No."Copy the over to my suits hardware. Take a look at it later"Done. Anything else?"Yeah, one more thing. Open the door"
I probably screwed up some of the techie lingo along the lines. And despite the computer telling me I have spelt something wrong (and to some of you guys it will look like I have), I haven't. I just spell things the Aussie way.Ai was sure to note the dept he felt he owed to the girl and her squad for his continued, and secret, existence. He also made sure to note to not cross any of them after he observed the amount of damage they caused as they left the ship.
Anyway, have a wonderful day everyone!