The turning point for AI research was in the year 2050, when a researcher, Dr. R. Chandra, discovered a seemingly autonomous intelligence online that, it seemed, could readily pass the Turing Test.

No one ever laid claim to programming this AI entity, and there is some speculation that it somehow coalesced from existing software. In the digital corridors of the Net, rumour has it that a mysterious research collective called Pharaohs Alive was responsible, but its aims and ends are unclear to this day (3.8.5).