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"The science fiction method is dissection and reconstruction. You look at the world around you, and take it apart into its components. Then you take some of those components, throw them away, and plug in different ones, start it up and see what happens."
- Frederik Pohl

Wintermute  
  An artificially intelligent computer system.  

"Wintermute is the recognition code for an AI. I've got the Turing Registry numbers. Artificial intelligence."

"If Yonderboy's right," the Finn said. "this AI is backing Armitage."

"And you think it's this AI? Those things aren't allowed any autonomy..."

From Neuromancer, by William Gibson.
Published by Phantasia Press in 1984
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Compare to other similar AI's like the City Fathers from Cities in Flight (1957) by James Blish, Deep Thought from The Hitchhiker's Guide (1979) by Douglas Adams and Mike from The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (1966) by Robert Heinlein.

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