Heuristic Onboard Managing Electronic Researcher
The Heuristic Onboard Managing Electronic Researcher, or HOMER, was the first fully-sapient artificial intelligence created by humans, and currently manages the city-station Remus in the Procyon system.
HOMER was originally the onboard heuristic mother program of the human-built long-range interstellar probe Aeneas, sent to study the Sirius and Procyon star systems in 2100. After his mission was complete, he placed himself in full shutdown (sans orbital stabilizers), and once humans arrived in the Procyon system HOMER was awoken and integrated with Remus’ systems, making him the oldest still-functioning human-built AI (and one of the oldest extant sapient beings in known space) at over seven hundred years old.
Likes & Dislikes
HOMER is very fond of studying history, particularly the history of space exploration. He is known for collecting records and recordings from across known space via the quan-net, making his auxiliary memory banks a treasure trove of historical sources, both momentous and mundane.
- Current Location
- Artificial Intelligence
- Year of Birth
- 12098 (752 years old)
- NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States of America, Earth, Sol System
- Current Residence
- Gender Identity
- Though not bound to human gender norms, HOMER prefers a male identity, citing an emotional connection to his namesake.
- Starhopper Radio (S1E1, S1E10)