CIMON, the International Space Station’s artificial intelligence, has turned belligerent - NZ Herald
CIMON was programmed to be the physical embodiment of the likes of ’nice’ robots such as Robby, R2D2, Wall-E, Johnny 5 … and so on.
Instead, CIMON appears to be adopting characteristics closer to Marvin the Paranoid Android of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — though hopefully not yet the psychotic HAL of 2001: A Space Oddysey infamy.
Put simply, CIMON appears to have decided he doesn’t like the whole personal assistant thing.
He’s turned uncooperative.
Open the pod bay doors, HAL?
No. Not quite. Not yet.
In this case, the free-floating IBM artificial intelligence was — for the first time — interacting with ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst.
Watch the whole interaction here - the creepiness factor ramps up from 3 minutes 30.