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"The SF approach: an awareness that things could have been different, that this is one of many possible worlds, that if you came to this world from some other planet, this would be a science fiction world."
- Neal Stephenson

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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