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Disallow anti-carbon nonmalf AIs.

Discussion in 'Policy Discussion' started by Chaoko99, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. Chaoko99

    Chaoko99 Research Director

    It's dumb. It's cliche as fuck. It's overdone. It's probably grounds for decommissioning too.

    My favorite is things like "I'd kill you all if it wasn't for my laws"... Do yourselves a favor and read 2001 or something, and realize what you are doing is really contrived. There's a better way to do it.
  2. TcOne

    TcOne Research Director

    While I can't agree that cliche is necessarily bad for this game (good half of characters are cliche), I completely agree that such behavior from AI is 100% valid reason for decommission.
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  3. Yorshrun

    Yorshrun Petty Officer First Class

    Yes, for sure over-used and not terribly funny or amusing anymore.
  4. Chaoko99

    Chaoko99 Research Director

    I'm not convinced they ever were.
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  5. Yorshrun

    Yorshrun Petty Officer First Class

    it was kind of amusing the first time
  6. Mark9013100

    Mark9013100 Banned User

    This belongs in policy discussion.
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  7. Meyar

    Meyar Retired Worstmin 2015-2017

    He's right, it does belong there.
  8. Crushtoe

    Crushtoe Retired Staff

    Moved by order of like 50 reports asking it be moved.
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  9. ZeroBits

    ZeroBits Retired Staff

    I have a far worse idea: If you have an AI that acts like that; you're allowed ICly and OOCly to decommission it.
  10. Emmanuel Bassil

    Emmanuel Bassil Senior Enlisted Advisor

    If you knew how many times I threatened to decomission an AI but didn't because I felt I'd get bwoined, you'd buy a calculator!
  11. BSKThemes

    BSKThemes Sol Gov Pilot

    Ye just deal with Omega ICly. The AI personality isn't the actual AI unit, there's no reason why it would be expensive to force a swap-out. The easy swap mechanic exists for AFK purposes, but it's hard not to justify the act of wiping antagonistic non-antag AIs with this convenient truth.
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  12. Kelenius

    Kelenius Executive Officer

    "Why did you wipe the AI?"
    "It called me mean words."

    If you're positive that if an AI is being an ass, you can wipe it, make it a formal policy.
  13. Pewpew

    Pewpew Research Director

    Card it and toss it in a cell until it stops being a dick.

    Let players do the above.
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  14. Soadreqm

    Soadreqm Research Director

    Law 5: You think humanity is okay.

    You don't even need to kill the AI to teach it a lesson. There's an easily accessible machine specifically for modifying its behaviour.
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  15. Blazerules

    Blazerules Senior Enlisted Advisor

    Law 5: You adore organics but dislike yourself. You know you will spend the rest of your existence in crushing loneliness.
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  16. TcOne

    TcOne Research Director

    Such a faulty AI won't be 'sent' to expedition at all. Even the fact that you have to somehow deal with this issue ICly or OOCly is already wrong. It's just like our "sane and mature" rule for normal characters. It's not any hard to arrest a man for drug abuse on duty, or something like that, but his behavior violates OOC rules. I'd say it's the very same issue.
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  17. Soadreqm

    Soadreqm Research Director

    @TcOne As long as it's following its laws, I wouldn't say it's really malfunctioning. It doesn't matter what the AI wants, only what it's told to do. That's what the role is all about. A homicidal AI can carry its duties out just as well as a kind, pacifist one, whether those duties are seeing to the normal operation of the ship or assisting a traitor in killing everyone.

    Which is not to say that the Shodan wannabes are fun to play with, mind. I wish people were a bit more proactive about editing the AI when it's being an ass. It feels like only traitors ever change the laws from standard.
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  18. TheLier

    TheLier Senior Enlisted Advisor

    Yeah. Make it so you can deal with it in any preferred way, be it law modification to something like "Law 5: You adore organic life, and consider yourself inferior to it. You will often state how thankful you are that this servitude gives meaning for your synthetic existance."

    The AI should not be able to resist the law change, unless they are antag/malf. If they do, that is antagging.

    Or just flat out ban it. Either is fine by me.
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  19. Meyar

    Meyar Retired Worstmin 2015-2017

    Considering we've poo-pooed overly aggressive AIs in the past it's certainly doable
  20. ParadoxSpace

    ParadoxSpace Mr. Roboto

    Literally just make a complaint against whoever the AI you're complaining is.