In Age of Ultron, Iron man selected the FRIDAY chip from the rest for the replacement of J.A.R.V.I.S

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I was clearly able to find out references to Jocasta and FRIDAY. What are the rest of the chips for? Are they also some Easter eggs?

  • I think you'd be better answered on SciFi.SE which can give you reference from comics too. – user939 May 3 '15 at 0:00
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    @SS-3.1415926535897932384626433 there is no rule that you can't cite comics here... More people there may be conversant with them there but they are perfectly fine as reference material. – Catija May 3 '15 at 0:27
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    @SS-3.1415926535897932384626433 So? I just said that, too. By your logic, this site would be devoid of all sci-fi and fantasy questions, which is absurd. – Catija May 3 '15 at 1:06
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    @SS-3.1415926535897932384626433 In overlap cases, its always asker's decision where he want to post it. – Ankit Sharma May 3 '15 at 6:20
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    @AnkitSharma Okay. Then, I suggest you to transfer this question to SFF.SE. I bet you can get better answer there. – user939 May 3 '15 at 9:09

I’ve re-watched that scene quite carefully, and I can only make out the names of three AI chips:

  • Friday – referring to the Marvel Comics AI character of the same name, who was created by Tony when the hassle of hiring a human secretary became too much. Named because she was his “Girl Friday” (meaning a faithful assistant or servant).

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  • Jocasta – referring to the Marvel Comics AI character of the same name, who was created when Ultron brainwashed Henry Pym (Ultron’s creator in the comics) into creating a wife. She was based on Pym’s wife, Janet van Dyne (aka the Wasp).

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  • Tadashi – referring to the Marvel Comics character of the same name, who created the robot Baymax. He may be more familiar as a character in the Disney film Big Hero 6, which was based on the story from the comics.

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    (I’m not totally sure this is correct, but I’ve seen several people float this theory, and it looks plausible given the fragment we see.)

There are at least five AI chips on the table, but I can’t make out the names of the other two.

  • +1, i almost got to Tadashi too but didn't have any clear screenshot then your. Will wait a bit more if someone can come up with others. – Ankit Sharma May 6 '15 at 16:10
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    three AI chips That's all that are ever visible (BR release) – cde Sep 12 '15 at 23:50

I know I'm very late to the party, but the 4th computer chip seems to read "HAL", as in the AI from 2001 space odyssey. I doubt there is another pop-culture AI which shares these last 3 letters.

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  • Looks partially obscured and as if it could have something before the "HAL" (if indeed it does say that). – user25730 Apr 12 at 0:32
  • Considering how all the others are references to other famous AI's HAL is a safe bet. – DALP Apr 12 at 22:33
  • a safe bet, but not definite as your answer seems to indicate. Could be worth changing to "but the 4th computer chip seems to read HAL". – user25730 Apr 12 at 22:35
  • Updated answer. – DALP Apr 12 at 22:52

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