SomosFuga wrote:IIRC there was an ep when the computer went crazy and they told that at some point they tryed to give the computer personality but didn't work well.
kostmayer wrote:You sure that wasn't Babylon 5?
LaughingCheese wrote:Starfleet computers have always been presented as the traditional dumb computers.
Its really kind of stupid that Starfleet hasn't been shown to incorporate artificial intelligence, it would make heavy automation of ship systems much easier.
Realistically, there should be a minimum amount of crew on board with most systems automated, even in 23rd century starships.
I mean, we're already racing toward real AI computers, you'd think by the 23rd or 24th centuries Starfleet would have Halo-like AI's.
Mikey wrote:I think that at one point, there was an almost Butlerian aversion to sentient AI. M-5 was perhaps on the borderline of sentience, and was greeted with horror - at least, after it went on its little murderous rampage. Surely the computers had impressive AI, as GK points out, but the universal paucity of robotics - including the novelty with which robotics were treated - indicates a pretty widespread avoidance of sentient AI.
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