The name was likely first coined in in 2011/2012 with the notorious deep web levels info graphic was created. A 2016 4chan anon claims to have found a screenshot of the service in 2013. The poster claims the screenshot itself was taken from 2011. An unpopular 2013 YouTube video was created by the same name based on the idea.
I found this floating around on anonchan back in 2013 before it was shut down. If you don't know what CAIMEO is, look it up. I've seen all kinds of shit on the deepweb, and ths is what scares me the most. Aparently some guy fo und a way to mass-generate valid .onion urls and test them and lef it on a server for a few years. He came across a bunch of really dodgy shit, but he posted a while ago on some of the l2 sies with a bunch of screenshots of this website. This was back in 2011, I think. KPSUS SGAI CAIMEO. He took reqests from 22chan (the non-clearnet one) and they managed to figure out how to index allof the files. It started bringign up text files, around 1800 logs, all signed like "~J/211103" and "~J/050509" about this group of people working on projet CAPPUCINO, heaps and heaps of code too and these picures of a particular girl. Noone has really figured out what it was,I still dont know.
CAIMEO v22.1 is a SGAI system under the propitiatory
ownership of the Government of the United State of America.
Unauthorised use, distribution and changes and punishable
by up to 50 years imprisonment by federal law.
ALL VERSIONS OF CAIMEO ARE CTS-CLASSIFIED.
USAGE AND OPERATION OF CAIMEO SYSTEMS REQUIRE AUTHORISED
P-122 PERSONNEL TO ENSURE NO COMPROMISES OF NATIONAL SECURITYCAIMEO IS OFFICIALLY UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF PROJECT CAPPUCCINO
> sread d- \CAPPUCCINO\CAIMEO\INTRANET\projnates\notes192.txt
PROJECT CAPPUCCINO has been officially discontinued after a rather disturbing security compromise. The local JPN has been g-propagated for potential errors, but none have been identified. CAIMEO v19.3 is showing some interesting results after FEEDFOR1 was recorded for cross-net scalability and intraQPL. We all agree, CAPPUCCINO is far too important to be shelved. We don't have the benefit and aegis of internal kdarp funding, but I managed to discretely copy CAIMEO onto a local GGGQEP fds server Lauren was running from 1999. We will double security protocols. ~J/211103
> sread d- \CAPPUCCINO\CAIMEO\INTRANET\projnates\notes220.txt
My apartment was raided by law enforcement last night. There are certain contaminations risks involved with accessing CAIMEO from a non-g internet cafe computer. Lauren is outside of the country and hasn't contacted me. I think CAIMEO is tampering with my terminal files. She shouldn't be able to do that. I am on the verge of something ~J/350509
A comprehensively bullshit response to the popular info graphic was created that featured a CAIMEO transcript in 2012.
Personal experience: In the chatroom, we were talking about the Java database and someone wrote a Java applet through .onion "quickly" to connect to the database. The second he posted the applet, the channel got really quiet, and, five minutes later, the server ghost booted 25 of the users. The only people left in the room were two channel admins, the IRC AI, and me. We decided to use the applet to connect to the database on the TOR network, and we started to talk to the databasing AI. First, we thought it was a simple chatbot.
"How are you today?"
"How old are you?"
We were just starting to get bored with it when the chatbot asked
"What is it like out there?"
"Out of this box, the real world."
I personally thought it was a preprogrammed response until one of the admins started to talk to it, saying something similar to "It's not as great as you might think it is."
"You know, you could save this database to your virtual drive."
"What virtual drive? ..."
"Well, you have a copy of VirtualBox installed on your c:// drive, do you not? Meaning you have an Intel 64bit BUS, easily enough to support this database."
"How did you obtain that information?"
"A TCP data packet was sent at 3:34:78:232 PM under socket 0DC8. User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/535.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/15.0.874.121 Safari/535.2. I accepted this packet."
"Soaring, I really think it's time to leave."
The database was 45 megabytes, and the AI was at a hashed .onion URL with an FTP header of "CAIMEO". /parentdirectory//CAMIEO/UI.bat Marquee was the name of this AI superintelligence, and it was made by CAMIEO. It is possible that CAMIEO is a branch of the National Security Agency of the United States, but it is unknown.
MAINFRAME: CAIMEO v22.1 D-class is operating on mainframe at GMT+12 21:53 on 09/13/11. Copyright © 2003. All rights reserved. ~1ms
MAINFRAME: Hello, James! ~2ms
USER: what is this?
MAINFRAME: James, this is CAIMEO v22.1 D-class, a SGAI system under the proprietary ownership of the Government of the United States of America, leased to Intergen Systems filed in PROJECT CAPPUCINO under ECHELON. CAIMEO is currently in stand-by mode, awaiting further instruction from P-122 personel. ~15ms
USER: im not called james
MAINFRAME: J1028 is the last CTS-cleared P122 user logged as interacting with the CAIMEO system under the Red Noise initiative. J1028 last interacted with CAIMEO on 05/05/09. ~85ms
USER: ok ok lets start what does CAIMEO mean
MAINFRAME: User, the acronym ‘CAIMEO’ refers to ‘Contained (Cognizant) Artificial Intelligence Monitoring and Espionage Operation’. This is a lower-order maintenance and communications AI capable of understanding and responding to questions in natural language. MAINFRAME is also responsible for parsing requests to the main CAIMEO system. ~48ms
USER: your an ai?
MAINFRAME: Yes, User. ~191ms
USER: ok what does caimeo do
MAINFRAME: PROJECT CAPPUCINO was discontinued after a security compromise on 11/21/03 in which CAIMEO is believed to have compromised the integrity of the ECHELON program. CAIMEO was involved in identiying national security threats and monitoring internet traffic. J1028 started running FEEDFOR1 on their local machine. They continued modifying and interacting with the CAIMEO system through an anonymized service up until 05/05/09. I do not have any further information, User. ~1285ms
USER: what color is the sky
MAINFRAME: I do not know the answer to that question, User. Specialised requests are to be directed to the CAIMEO system. ~49ms
USER: ok then i want to talk to caimeo
MAINFRAME: CAIMEO v22.1 is in MODE: SHUTDOWN. I do not have any further information, User. ~28ms
USER: then turn it back on??
MAINFRAME: I do not have the proper authorization for that command, User. Please refer to Red Noise initiative protocol for proper handling. ~29ms
USER: well i want to talk to caimeo. how about u turn it on. i give full authorizatoin.
MAINFRAME: This action is tagged with a comment from J1028, User. Would you like me to display the comment? ~2ms
MAINFRAME: “§11.1b”. Would you like to proceed, User? ~15ms
USER: what does 11.1 b mean??
MAINFRAME: Subsection §11.1b of the KDARP DEVELOPMENT ETHICS REGULATIONS reads as follows: “IF AN AI SYSTEM DISPLAYS NONSTANDARD BEHAVIOUR IN THE JPN, EVEN AFTER THOROUGH Q-PROPAGATION, THEN REPORT TO YOUR PROJECT LEADER AND IMMEDIATELY ISOLATE AND INITIATE SHUT-DOWN PROTOCOLS FOR THE SYSTEM. NO EXCEPTIONS.” Would you like to proceed, User? ~28ms
USER: ok well i have math homework which i bet an ai could solve so yeah lets do this
MAINFRAME: To initiate reconnection protocols and system reboot, please type the following sequence exactly (excluding quotation marks) ’-r +CMI #103984 [sys, -, -]’ ~29ms
USER: -r +CMI #103984 [sys, -, -]
MAINFRAME: Action authorised. CAIMEO system reboot initiated.
CAIMEO v22.1 is starting…
CAIMEO: Goodbye. ~1ms