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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the intelligence of machines or computers. Although technically present in several automated machines, the term is most specifically applied to machines or computers with an intellect on par with or superior to a human being.


During the Peace Walker Incident in 1974, Hot Coldman attempted to ensure Mutually Assured Destruction by having it run by AI weapons sufficiently intelligent enough to ensure the button is pushed without hesitation if an attack occurs. One of the AI creators for the project, Dr. Strangelove, likewise believed in the concept of the "Ghost in the Machine." Shortly after this, Zero's faction of the Patriots, then going by the name of Cipher, planned to create AIs to utilize information control and ensure Zero's interpretation of The Boss' will was taught, eventually completing a five AI network, although because of Coldman nearly orchestrating a nuclear war via the Boss AI as well as its later sacrifice, Zero initially demanded they not have any ability to think for themselves. However, the AIs, due to possessing optic neural AIs, and also because the then-de facto leader for the Patriots, Donald Anderson, was ultimately forced to implement broad instructions and giving them the ability to learn and think for themselves again due to both Zero's incapacitation at the hands of Skull Face and Strangelove's death at the hands of Huey Emmerich (the latter due to her dying before she could implement traits such as compassion into them), rejected Zero's philosophy and crafted their own, eventually culminating in the S3 Plan in 2009 and the war economy in 2014.

At some point during the 2010s, AIs had ranges of intellect.

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AI as a term was first coined in 1956 by Joseph McCarthy, although the concept dated back to as early as the Greek period. Several theories were developed during AI development, including the Turing test, named after the British cryptologist responsible for breaking the Enigma Code during World War II and "father of computer science," Alan Turing, which claimed that a machine being intelligent would require it to be virtually indistinguishable from a human being in personality. However, this theory was disproven by John Searle in 1980, citing that the AI might only be programmed with sufficient enough knowledge to seem to possess human intelligent and not actually possess genuine intellect.