As seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ultron had all the abilities of an AI. Going into the internet, absorbing all of human history, creating "copies" of himself in other robot bodies, etc. Why hasn't Vision been shown to also have any of these abilities?

He has been shown to be able to "interface?" with technology, when he "hacked" Ultron and locked him out of the internet, but has never shown any abilities like this afterwards. So does he or doesn't he have any AI type capabilities? I don't see why Vision wouldn't have these same abilities as Ultron did.

  • Good question. I'm thinking maybe he could, but can't remember having seen a situation where he needed to do those things. Do you have an example scenario where these skills would have come in handy?
    – binarymax
    Jun 20, 2018 at 0:55
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    Asking whether he has abilities is fine but your question also includes another question "Shouldn't Vision have..." which will lead to answers which are opinions, speculations instead of facts or references. Such questions get closed. You should remove that portion from the question.
    – Nog Shine
    Jun 20, 2018 at 3:29
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    Going into the internet, absorbing all of human history, creating "copies" of himself in other robot bodies, etc.: What makes those abilities of an AI? Jun 21, 2018 at 14:49
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    An AI is still a program, it does not necessarily have the ability to work the computer. @JunKang Jun 21, 2018 at 15:03
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    "abilities typical of an AI in media" does not "abilities of an AI" make. Jun 21, 2018 at 15:08

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At the stage when Ultron was attempted to get the missile codes it was not Vision that was stopping him it was JARVIS. JARVIS only becomes The Vision afterwards when he is uploaded to the synthetic body Ultron had created and imbued with The Mind Stone. There are then a few lines of dialogue that reinforce The Vision is not JARVIS:

Tony Stark: We...we reconfigured JARVIS' matrix to create something new.

Steve Rogers: I think I've had my fill of new.

Vision: You think I'm a child of Ultron?

Steve Rogers: You're not?

Vision: I'm not Ultron. I'm not JARVIS. I am...I am.

This means that although like Ultron, The Vision is born of both a child of an AI and The Mind Stone, he has not been shown to have any "AI type capabilities".

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    That doesn't take into consideration what he did to Ultron towards the end of the movie. He "hacked" Ultron and locked him out of the internet, as mentioned in the question.
    – Jun Kang
    Jun 29, 2018 at 15:10
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    Ah sorry, I got misunderstood the scene you were talking about and forgot about the end. This is more of a theory than anything but perhaps because The Vision physically has to touch Ultron to burn him out of the internet rather than some kind of remote lock it is more of a Mind Stone power than AI, though the visuals and sounds used certainly are more reminiscent of previous JARVIS scenes.
    – Lewis
    Jun 29, 2018 at 18:05
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    Also, given the fact that Ultron created Vision so that he could transfer himself into Vision's body, I would assume, if he had succeeded, he would still have had all of his abilities. Obviously that's hypothetical, but seems like a safe assumption. I want some evidence, either from the movies or comics, that say whether or not Vision has these abilities.
    – Jun Kang
    Jun 29, 2018 at 19:37
  • @JunKang I think it would be helpful if you added your comment to the original question to clarify. It's obviously implied that the powers were transferred, it would be helpful if you clarified you're looking for examples. In the movies, the examples you gave are clearly the only ones evident.
    – David Hobs
    Dec 22, 2018 at 22:06

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