Sydney Synthetic Intellect Institute
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The Sydney Synthetic Intellect Institute, or "Double S.I.," was a facility located in Sydney, Australia on the planet Earth. "SSII" worked with the creation of advanced artificial intelligence constructs with advanced military applications for the United Nations Space Command, theorizing new approaches and calculating the details necessary for the creation of the AI, "dumb" or "smart". The experts at this institute created Jerrod, the first functional "micro" AI.
Many advancements in AIs throughout the 26th century had occurred at the institute, including calculations refinements, increased military applications, and the pairing of AI components with naval computational navigation software. Doctor Catherine Halsey was familiar with this institute. The researchers there let her borrow Jerrod for her personal use some time before the Fall of Reach. Jerrod was only supposed to live for a matter of days, but he rapidly stabilized and exceeded all expectations.
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