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AI Cores are needed for researching various Technologies, including Hydroponics and Tech Level 6. You need a total of 32 cores to research everything.

The following research requires AI Cores:

This item is illegal in The Holy Nation, and thus caution is advised before entering their towns with one.


AI Cores can be found through the Artifacts System or spawn in as "special items" for some residents. The system will allow AI Cores to spawn in ancient buildings such as Ancient Tech Labs, Island Lab, Narko's Trap, factories and the Ashland Domes.

Fixed locations where AI Cores can be found and their amounts are...

Additionally, some notable Skeletons and robotic animals will drop AI Core upon death. These are: