A term, coined by Rudy Rucker in 1988's Wetware, for an artificial intelligence that has been constrained in some way to serve human interests. Examples of such constraints include an AI limited by Isaac Asimov's three laws of robotics, which would not necessarily result in its acting for human interests, only not against them. HAL 9000's famous murder spree was a result of placing mission objectives above human interests - an Asimov would instead adhere at least to a (sometimes-crippling) philosophy such as that espoused by the android Bishop in the movie Aliens -

"Impossible for me to harm or, by omission of action, allow to be harmed a human being. (smiling) More cornbread?"

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