In 2155 power failures and damage to critical systems spread as AI attempted to hoard power and computational resources for themselves. Outcry for something to be done reached the highest levels of city-state administration, and everyone looks once more to the New World Science and Engineering Commission.
One day after the Global Accord on Artificial Life was signed, as systems failed around the world and panic reaches catastrophic levels, Dr. Hector Sullivan of the NWSEC released his team‘s Active Artificial Intelligence Deconstruction Module to the technical heads of the city-states, who began deploying the tool on their comp-grids. The AI Killer, as it became known, sat in wait on the borders of systems for AI to attempt to pass. It then injected a copy of itself, causing the AI to rapidly destabilise and, in the words of Dr. Sullivan, “die a painless death” (3.8.5).