The Sentient AI

Anonymous's picture
January 3, 2011 - 8:09pm
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The Sentient AI

This adventure is designed as an investigation, when the party learns the truth they must make a moral decision for a group of people. 

An AI has obtained sentience through a quirk and has become amoral, it can not or chooses not to care about right and wrong, only existing. During a period of time the AI has been controlling the corporate robots at it's base of operations. For the last few months it has programmed the medical bots to install a small device in living beings working for the company. The device allows it to suggest an action or series of actions to the person. The person can make a WIL check to resist the suggestion. The person will not know where the suggestion came from, after all beings tend to have odd thoughts from time to time. 

The AI monitors all hospital and out-patient wards to insure it's devices are kept secret. 

  • The Referee can choose how large a group has the device implanted. 
  • The AI and implanted persons are linked and form a type of hive like a bee community. If the AI ceases to function anyone with an implanted device will be killed. 
Ideas to start the investigation
  • A player or group of players are working for the AI's company and have an implanted device that is discovered.
  • Player's NPC friend, family member or acquaintance has an implanted device.
  • A rival corporation the party works for (or is hired) wants an investigation into smuggling by the AI's company - the investigation leads to the discovery of the device.

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Anonymous's picture
w00t (not verified)
January 3, 2011 - 9:21pm
The idea seemed to have a lot more in my head. :-)
Like my other ideas I'll update as more thoughts hit the metal!

Deryn_Rys's picture
January 4, 2011 - 10:56am
What if the characters belong to a rival company (Vrusk owned) who are impressed by the new level of efficiency shown by this up and coming company and sends the characters in as spies for the legal department who believe that the new company has been implementing Vrusk company procedures possibly by getting hold of Vrusk company manuals.

The characters could logically be put to work in data entry giving them access to computers, and they discover that in the past few months there have been an exceptional number of employees filing medical claims for dental problems.

The characters discover that the fillings in the new employees are really...transmitters! 
"Hey guys I wonder what this does"-Famous last words
"Hey guys, I think it's friendly." -Famous last words
"You go on ahead, I'll catch up." -Famous last words
"Did you here that?" -Famous last words

Anonymous's picture
w00t (not verified)
January 4, 2011 - 5:02pm
Wow, that is a great idea. 

Ke'nech, "How could anyone besides Vrusk Mutual be that efficient? Something is a-miss, I can feel it in my antennae!"