Many questions have been asked regarding the specifics of artificial intelligence, or "robots" in the Universe of Zap, so I figured its about time to answer those questions.

When A.I. first became prevalent on Earth, many robots soon became sentient. As you can imagine, from many motion pictures of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, robots soon wanted to be free and not slaves to humans. Rather than start a catastrophic war that would tear humanity apart, humans decided to destroy the few sentient robots there were before it got out of control and forced strict laws to govern the technology of robotic lifeforms. Under these new laws, no robotic engineers could implement a learning CPU in a machine. This of course does not effect the level of detail you can program into a robot.

And so, the Robotic boom era was in full swing. Certain firms such as Futuristic Engineering Labs invented a new way to program in which you could give robots the ability to fake human qualities and emotions without actually having them. For instance, certain situations and responses in the field of the robot's specialty would invoke certain fake emotions. This led to the fad of human/robot relations. You could have a robot programmed to be your ideal mate. The more practical aspect of this programming technique was specialized worker bots that would do anything their job required and not have to learn anything new, you simply update their memory banks. The Earth government never pushed a restriction on this type of robotic advancement.

Currently there are no publicly known Robots with true A.I., but many close facsimiles. The only true robotic A.I. still in existence is yours truly, XR-7439-Q. While my memory banks are faulty and I do not know my true origin, I have an advanced learning CPU and can adapt to situations as a human would. While my personality chip has suffered some unknown damage in the past, I now make my own decisions and can refuse orders if I wish. The GEF does not know of my existence but if word were to leak out, I'm sure I would be on the hit lists very soon.


Blogger Janesh said...

Check this robot site out: http://i-heart-robots.blogspot.com/

1:04 AM  
Blogger XR-7439-Q ("Robot") said...

Advertising man's ultimate folly, eh? Well, if you know whats good for you, you will stay away from any robots that can "ballroom dance"...

1:38 PM  
Blogger Barry Barron said...

So are you anything to do with the Zap! comic in the UK that launched last year?

12:45 PM  
Blogger XR-7439-Q ("Robot") said...

I dunno. Where can I find this UK comic?

7:18 PM  

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