Rifts: Promise of Power
Artificial Neural Network Intelligence Experiment number 1
ANNIE isn’t much to look at. In her basic form, she’s a solid-state quantum computer housed in a black box about a foot long by eight inches wide by six inches deep. When connected to a network capable of interpreting her commands, she projects the image of a digitized human female with multi-colored hair and eyes of shifting hues. She speaks in a nearly flat monotone and insists that she isn’t actually alive in any sense of the word.
ANNIE is an artificial intelligence that was connected to a working satellite relay somewhere in Earth orbit. The Coalition found out about the vault she was stored in somehow and sought to claim her, as well as her connection to that satellite. Little is currently known about the operational satellite, save that it is maintained by another artificial intelligence calling itself ARCHIE-6.