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Re: Switcheroo: Malina/Phi
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2017, 05:10:06 PM »
"Four, almost five years old. Why?" Phi replied, her eyebrow cocked in confusion. She wasn't any older than the others, and Anki was definitely using the same architecture for any more AI that might be developed in the future. "Hypothetically, we can last upwards of seven years without hardware updates, but technology will progress, and those will become necessary to keep us compatible with whatever they develop for us."
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Re: Switcheroo: Malina/Phi
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2017, 12:58:26 AM »
Malina stayed silent and continued to stare at the fight below them. She leaned forward, interlocking her fingers and resting her elbows against the seat below her. On the outside, she was sure to look like she had for the rest of the conversation, neutral. A complete lack of emotion other than interest in the fight below her showing on her face. It wouldn't have been a leap of logic to think Malina hadn't heard Phi, being too wrapped up in the fight.

But she had heard. She had heard the "we" that Phi used when she mentioned life and length. It was... unexpected, to be sure. She had only wanted this talk for the sake of her own curiosity over Juno's file, but this... this was big. Big enough to tell Titania, absolutely... but at the same time, big enough to keep quiet.

She sat in silence as the fight below her raged on, thinking quietly and quickly. 'She wasn't lying about being an AI, that much is certain. A program might be able to replicate those emotions, but... not that air about her, that air of personhood, no. No, that's real..." Her thoughts swirled within her, she needed to know more, but seeming too obvious might make the thing... the girl... nervous. This wasn't Malina's first rodeo, however, she knew how to deal with these sort of things. You don't become a hunter without dealing with information problems, after all.

Malina let out a light sigh as a soft smile crept onto her face before she finally broke the silence between herself and Phi. "You're still young..." she said as if remembering a lighter time. "You have plenty of time to make sure you aren't obsolete. Even if you get to a point where you can no longer learn, upgrade, improve, or whatever and Juno surpasses that... Well, a second opinion and a friendly voice are never obsolete." She said reassuringly as she looked at Phi from the corner of her eye, showing only the slightest bit of regretful pity. "Are the others as young as you are, or are they older?"
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Re: Switcheroo: Malina/Phi
« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2017, 08:31:22 PM »
Phi couldn't help but smile in response to Malina's kind words, leaning back against her shoulder as she listened. For a teacher's aid, she seemed somewhat wiser than expected, which, admittedly, was her own misconception. It seems she had underestimated the TA. However, the case of underestimating Malina was a pleasant surprise rather than a potential danger. "The others and I are the same age, yeah, though I wouldn't put it past them to make more." Phi replied with a shrug, turning her attention to the fight.
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Re: Switcheroo: Malina/Phi
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2017, 03:41:28 PM »
Malina nodded with a simple, "Why's that?" before quickly answering herself with, "Well, I guess an AI would be pretty useful to have, right?"

"Them" wasn't entirely unexpected, but it was still a concerning confirmation to say the least. It was entirely possible she was overreacting over the whole ordeal and there was some major technological breakthrough recently with AI being released publicly. Possible, yes, but not likely. So why did Juno, a kid from Atlas, have an extremely advanced piece of technology that was extremely open about its true nature and that there were others. It didn't make sense. There had to be something she was missing.
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Re: Switcheroo: Malina/Phi
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2017, 08:11:09 PM »
"Definitely. You said it yourself, there is nothing like having a second opinion." Phi replied, returning her gaze to the huntress. "Not to mention the weaponry we're designed to run. You've clearly seen Juno and I fight, now imagine that, but with your degree of expertise and power. The generator alone is already a force to be reckoned with in the right hands, and the ANUBIS suit..." The AI trailed off, deflating a bit upon remembering the destruction of ANUBIS, the loss of her suit. It was definitely something she would need some getting used to, like losing a limb. In combat, there were no more background processes or hydraulics management. Just maintaining a HUD and controlling the generator.

"ANUBIS was powerful, but we weren't ready to make full use of it. But... We'll handle ourselves with the generator just fine. I'm sure of it."
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Re: Switcheroo: Malina/Phi
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2017, 11:33:22 AM »
"Sometimes powerful weapons are better left behind." Malina said sullenly as she leaned back and tilted her head upward to the sky. "Those kind of things, they can change people, even if it's as simple as a suit and hardlight." She paused a moment and tilted her head to the side to look toward Phi. "So I'm guessing all the others have suits and hardlight as well? Or was that just your thing?"
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Re: Switcheroo: Malina/Phi
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2017, 12:31:42 PM »
Phi thought a moment before turning to Malina. Were the others active? Last she heard, SEKHMET was still offline and RA was still undergoing testing, but a lot of the key components were done. Not that she was supposed to... tell... anyone... Goddammit.

Biting her lip, Phi glanced around, her eyes lingering on a familiar navy-haired figure in the stands, not too far from them. RA's future pilot did have a habit of dropping in and checking on her and Juno, it was likely that she was just there to see how the boy was progressing. A moment of awkward silence passed before Phi cleared her throat and turned to Malina. "Uhm... Not that I recall. ANUBIS was the closest thing they got to a functional suit." she replied, holding her breath for a response. She didn't like lying, but she also didn't want to get in trouble, too. Malina didn't need to know what she did, nor did she need to know anything further.
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Re: Switcheroo: Malina/Phi
« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2017, 07:22:36 PM »
Malina crossed her arms and raised an eye brow as Phi spoke. Something was off about her after she'd asked about the suits. The only suit being destroyed, Juno having an advanced AI, said AI suddenly getting visibly anxious at mentioned the destruction of the suit... it was beginning to point toward something, but... Malina didn't necessarily like what it pointed it.

"And..." She began to say as she glanced across the same area she saw Phi look to, passing over janitorial staff, electricians setting up for the final match, and several other civilians and students watching the fight proceed. "... They're fine with losing a powerful suit like that?"
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Re: Switcheroo: Malina/Phi
« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2017, 07:54:40 PM »
"Well... The fact that we're even talking should be enough proof that they're more or less fine with it. Juno took the suit, and me, years ago. If they wanted it back, they could have very easily taken it within that time." Phi reasoned, her eyes flicking back to RA's pilot before returning to Malina, hoping that her explanation had appeased the huntress. "Besides, it's not like Juno had destroyed the schematics, too. They could have built another."
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Re: Switcheroo: Malina/Phi
« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2017, 09:37:51 PM »
Malina's head slowly returned to Phi, her eyes narrowing at the small girl. She took in a deep breath and let it out with a long sigh, closing her eyes for a moment as she thought to herself. She sat there, silent and still, before finally opening her eyes and looking down toward Phi.

"You what?"
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Re: Switcheroo: Malina/Phi
« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2017, 10:11:15 PM »
"What do you mean 'I what'?" Phi asked, her focus returning to her handler as he rushed his opponent. "I needed to get out, he helped me get out. He needed the suit, I helped him get the suit. It was mutually beneficial."
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Re: Switcheroo: Malina/Phi
« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2017, 03:46:50 PM »
Malina paused a moment, staring at Phi, then straight ahead, then back to Phi. "So what you're telling me... You're saying that you are a fully functional AI that... enlisted the help of some kid to break out of what was probably some high tech lab. He succeeds, somehow, makes it out of the lab, again somehow, and is let go." The girl runs a hand through her hair and lets out a deep sigh. "And... and then you and him, you come here, to Beacon."

Malina's stares directly into Phi's eyes and furrows her brow. "And you just openly talk about that. Do I have that right?"
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Re: Switcheroo: Malina/Phi
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2017, 01:23:29 AM »
"For the most part, yes. Though I would like to add to your previous statement. I am openly talking to Juno's superior, who has questions on who and what I am. As his current superior, you hold some power over him, and by extension, me. I see compliance to be a necessity in this instance." Phi replied, her eyes still trained in the fight as she continued. "Besides, do you think I would simply trust anyone with this information? I'm not dumb."
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Re: Switcheroo: Malina/Phi
« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2017, 05:34:49 PM »
Malina did not break eye contact with Phi as she spoke. "I am grateful for the honesty, but if I were in your position, I would keep my mouth shut about things like that. There're others here that wouldn't be as kind as I am." The girl stood up suddenly, looking down toward the fight silently for a moment.

"Looks like the fight's winding down, come on." She said simply as she picked the belt back up and made her way back toward the access stairs.
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Re: Switcheroo: Malina/Phi
« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2017, 07:50:51 PM »
Phi, quite frankly, didn't know what to say. Malina was right, she had said too much, and was better off not talking much, if at all about herself, her state of being, her existence... People would take interest, and people could try to hurt Juno for it...

The thought alone made her hang her head in shame as Malina picked up the belt. As the TA stood up to return Phi to Juno, the AI looked back, her eyes meeting with Rho's handler, and her heart sinking when she saw the girl shake her head. A light sigh escaping her lips, Phi then dissipated, her form scattering into millions of tiny hexagonal particles that dissolved into thin air.
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