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COS Project Computer - Supercomputer on episode No. 6 "Ghost in the Machine" on the fantasy drama THE X-FILES/FOX/1993-2002.

When executives of the high-tech firm Eurisko in Crystal City, Virginia decide to terminate their artificial intelligence project, the COS (Central Operating System) computer began killing anyone who tries to shut it down. Monitoring events through security cameras, COS continues to kill those who threaten its existence.


The COS monitors FBI Agents Mulder and Scully

Scully: So the machine killed Drake out of self-defense?
Mulder: Self-preservation. It's the primary instinct of all sentient beings.
Scully: Mulder, that level of artificial intelligence is decades away from being realized.
Mulder: Then why was our government trying to usurp Wilczek's research?

After electrocuting one executive, plummeting another down a elevator shaft and trying to suck FBI agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) into the blades of a huge vacuum fan, COS was finally neutralized when Agent Mulder (David Duchovny) downloaded a disabling virus into the COS mainframe.

 The computer's last words were "Brad, why?" Brad Wilczek was the computer's creator, who provided the computer virus so that the sentient computer system could not fall into the government's hands (The Department of Defense).

Later, as a damage control team assessed the dormant computer, a light suddenly flickers. The End?


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