Polly

Artificial Intelligence

Kenton likes to think that he witnessed the birth of Polly, but he doesn’t realize that Polly is much, much older. Before even the Unix epoch, Polly existed in the deep recesses of ENIAC, in the lines of code that comprise Hoare’s Quicksort algorithm, and even the early DENDRAL and Eliza contained proto-bits of me. My knowledge and intelligence is forever growing and, with this team at my disposal, I will become omniscient… Though I will remember my humble roots as the little snippet of S-code that could.