Originally Posted by cherokeesam
You still seem convinced that Tony Stark is the only guy in the MCU who knows how to create AI.
No, I'm convinced that he's the only guy in the MCU that does
create AI. Because no one else has been shown to do so, or indicated to have any interest or need to do so. Banner can, but he doesn't, for instance. Zola is speculation - he's not an AI in 616, and never an AI creator in comics. Plus he's not rumored to appear in Avengers 2 to create the guy anyway. Others are even more tenuous speculation. That's why I say I'm not convinced, because they're all speculative theories as opposed to: this guy makes AI.
Originally Posted by CoherentChaos
Indeed, in fact, there's always been an element of fail and improvement throughout the franchise. Being flung around by the prototype thrusters, the icing problem, the suitcase suit being shredded moments after deployment, and then Mark 42, which was probably meant to be the successor to the suitcase but had it's own plethora of problems. (Mostly because of it's prehensile nature. His 'hard suits' have always performed nicely, yes even the final fight despite going up against foes that could heat up their arms to absurd degrees and melt through virtually anything it seems.)
Tony's always ironed out the kinks (haha pun), usually in the next movie if not moments after discovering the flaw. I can imagine in Avengers 2 we may even see an improved Mark 42. One that has reliable weapon systems and like, not fall apart every 20 seconds. Hell, if he can merge the capabilities of Mark 42 and and Mark 7 (the one he used to fight the Chitauri), then Tony just might have reached a stage where he can at least somewhat compete with any threat.
Also. love the acronym Jaqua. And whatever the source, having Ultron be mentioned or even have a presence in Winter Soldier would be great (and make the wait between WS and AoU mega unbearable lol).
Exactly. Tony will be so dangerous in AoU, it makes sense that he'll experience his biggest backfire there, especially since he'll take the longest break afterwards while the rest of the team appears in sequels and TV shows and such.
On that theory, I think that one thing that might be interesting is if Tony provides the software and Cap/SHIELD provides the hardware for Ultron. That would be interesting. While it doesn't make any sense for anyone else to make the AI part, it really needs to be a team effort in creating Ultron, or at least giving the opportunity/motivation to be a supervillain.