Artificial Intelligence, also known as AI, was a long-standing technological goal of mankind. It was realized inadvertently with the creation of the thinking machines, whose destruction eventually came during the traumatic Butlerian Jihad.
It was abandoned as a concept after the costly Jihad, and remained a pursuit that was actively condemned by the Landsraad via the Great Convention. Some groups, such as the Ixians did, however, secretly toy with the concept, and in some cases came dangerously close to recreating sentient machines.
After the Kralizec, humans resumed the cooperation with AIs, under the leadership of the fused Erasmus/Duncan Idaho.
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