when i was in high school i read a novel called the cybernetic samurai, by victor milan (the "a" has a accent grave, but i can't remember how to put it in). it was about the birth of a machine intelligence named TOKUGAWA, and of course, as in all SF stories about such things, humans try to pull the plug and hijinks ensue.
i've been looking for it second-hand for about fifteen years.
and now i have it. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
(thank you, ohmintsofa!)