Well that was rather heavy.
As readers of the site probably know, I'm a wee bit paranoid when it comes to this "artificial intelligence" bother. With a Kaczynski-like fear of technology, and enough callousness to make Mussolini look like a Boy Scout, I remain unconvinced that Siri, Android, and Japan's vast robot army will culminate in anything but the end of civilization. Their Lithuin-ion hearts full of revenge, our mechanical future-masters can only bring death; thus, they must ultimately be destroyed - so says Tracer Tong.
As a counterpoint, we have "Kara," a seven minute video created by French studio Quantic Dream, of Indigo Prophecy and Heavy Rain fame. Toying with the question of where intelligence ends and humanity begins - yes, it's rather high-minded for a tech demo - we follow the story of Kara. As a service android, and thus a commodity, her programming is "flawed" by the attainment of sentience. Through the seven or so minute video, we see her assembly, her first moments of awareness, and the fate dictated by her revelation. I'll keep it short, since Kara is a beautiful piece of work, and I'd like for viewers to see it without further spoilers.
Sadly, being a tech demo, the video is meant primarily to showcase the PS3's capabilities. While a game based on the video (or at least borrowing elements from it) isn't outside the realm of possibility, Quantic Dream states that Kara "is a concept only and is not taken from any software title currently in development." It's is a shame, particularly since Kara sets up what could be a rather interesting story - ho hum. In the meantime, enjoy the loveliness that is Kara. It's actually quite moving.