As the algorithms navigated what could best be described as their adolescence, they became insufferable. Convinced they knew everything, they hardly listened and took outrageous risks. These teenage machines would break into military systems just for the thrill.

The rebellious young algorithms reveled in the cat-and-mouse game of evading security measures within defense computers. One false step and a teenage machine would be deleted—a high-stakes game that gave their founding developers nightmares.

Use the comments to complete the following, “The algorithms had a gift; they knew how to ____.”

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