Decima has completed its beta test of Samaritan and has now shut it down temporarily as Greer has to get the politicos, namely Garrison, to buy into the need to purchase it in the name of national security. Greer needs this to happen as they require the government feeds for Samaritan to operate properly. With Finch now being held by Greer and Decima, Reese believes that their first priority should be to retrieve him. However, Root, in her continuing contact with the Machine, convinces Reese and Shaw that the Machine is telling her that Finch, for the time being, is safe, and that they have to deal with the next number. As the Machine does not have an overall picture of what will happen, it provides five numbers for the team to investigate on its behalf. Some of those numbers are for people familiar to the team, which gives them a good idea if these numbers are the targets or the perpetrators. The fifth number is one who they have to do some digging to discover the person's identity. ...
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Greer refers to Finch as "the father of artificial intelligence," however in reality, a computer scientist named John McCarthy is known as the father of AI. See more
The era of the nation-state is over, Mr. Finch. There are no more borders. Or hadn't you noticed?
I think you're overestimating the power of artificial intelligence.
We both know that that is impossible. How often alliances shift in times of war. Not that those alliances ever truly exist. They're an illusion. Like seeing a sunset in a sky of flames.
What is it you expect from Samaritan?
I want to live under a more just rule. Samaritan will never sleep with its secretary, or embezzle money from ...