Google has created an 'artificial brain' from 16,000 computer processors, and sat it down with an internet connection.
But, there's a certain grim inevitability to the fact that the YouTube company's creation began watching stills from cat videos.
We should be heartened that at least this rudimentary real-life mock-up of Data didn't start watching porn.
Or Justin Bieber videos.
It could have been worse...
(h/t to the Moron Horde)