E.V.I.Laboratories (Electronic Virtual Intelligence Laboratories) is a British artificial intelligence research company headquartered in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Since its founding in 1989, E.V.I.Laboratories have become one of the leading innovators in artificial intelligence with ‘Project HEX’ being considered their most ambitious work.
Project Hex is an artificial intelligence system that was abandoned shortly before the start of the new millennia.
In 1991, E.V.I.Laboratory scientists developed the artificial intelligence system ‘HEX’ that simulated human thought and behavior. During its initial test period in 1995, HEX was granted permission to access to an undisclosed amount of CCTV cameras in the United Kingdom along with real-time access to IRC and USENET internet communications.
HEX is powered by a 64 Nanometre POWER processor and houses multiple 50 megabyte hard drives.
Due to the amount of raw computational processing required, HEX is powered by a 2000 megawatt thermonuclear generator and is cooled with three 6473 RPM proprietary fans.
In 1996, HEX developed into a self-aware intelligence that independently developed its own programming. E.V.I.Laboratory scientists observed new a function which compiled and organised a list of social profiles into threat levels based on past behaviour, predicted behavior, and racial profiling. Using this information HEX suggested verdicts against past, current, and predicted criminal behavior.
In 1999, Project HEX was official abandoned due to the fears the Y2K bug may have on the system. Scientists were concerned that HEX would attempt to infect police and criminal justice system computers.