Full name: 
Leading Autonomous Database Algorithm
Ship's computer U.S.S. Cupertino
Date and place of birth: 
2384, Jupiter Station
Artificial Intelligence


The fleet has repeatedly sought to create a more advanced computer intelligence capable of controlling starships. It was clear to the Admiralty that the level of automation, where literally hundreds of people in end functions must serve on each ship, is sad. At first, Dr. Daystrom achieved promising results at 60. Lety 23. century with multitronic unit M5. But the computer got out of control, took over the Enterprise forcibly, and eventually became self-destructive after a philosophical conversation with Captain Kirk.

As the M5 did considerable damage and caused many loss of life, the fleet for centuries did not have the slightest interest in trying something similar again. The situation changed after the war with the Dominion. The Secret Service, the so-called Section 31, has managed to infect money changers with a deadly virus, but they were aware that this was not a method that could generally serve as protection for the Federation. In addition, Starfleet suffered heavy losses in the war. The section needed ships under its command, ships that would do all the necessary and dirty work for them. And while every captain of flesh and blood can be unpredictable, computers are loyal only to their human master - no matter what he does. So at least the engineers from section 31 planned it when, in cooperation with Starfleet, they launched the LADA project

Artificial intelligence was created for several years with the help of the best programmers at the holographic research center at Jupiter Station. For example, Reginald Barclay or the legendary Lewis Zimmerman can be considered her father. The head of the project was Dr. Sophie Davant, who imprinted a large part of her personality and values on LADA.