Real Life can be much more interesting than fiction... and some real life events sound like the first 10 minutes of horror films.
You've read the sci-fi stories and seen the films. There's a project to create an AI. Or an android or robot which will "mimic" human intelligence. Or someone's mind gets put into a machine.
You know what's going to happen next. Because the same thing always happens in these films (and because the trailer and synopsis gave it away:
The AI/Robot/Ghost in the Machine will try to take over the world and kill all humans.