H.I.V.E.mind is the artificial intelligence located throughout the school. It was built by Professor Pike who used existing designs to create it. H.I.V.E.mind is taked with keeping the day-to-day tasks in the school running smoothly. Amoung the tasks performed by H.I.V.E.mind is running the ventalation systems, communicating to the student via their Blackboxes, and running various simulations throughout H.I.V.E.
H.I.V.E.mind has been present at H.I.V.E. for as long as anyone can remember. The fact that so many of H.I.V.E.'s functions are intregrated into the AI supports this.
Although the AI has build-in behavioral restraints, it has advanced in complexity to the point where it can sustain an unique personality. Usually he he hides this personality from the people at H.I.V.E., but students Otto Malpense, Wing Fanchu, Laura Brand and Shelby Trinity are aware of this. Otto and Laura particulary enjoy his company, and are visibly saddend in the event that H.I.V.E.mind is taken offline.
Although H.I.V.E. is an AI and location wise restricted to H.I.V.E., he has participated in missions. Examples include where he was joined the failed escape attemp (Book 1), hacking robotic machines invading H.I.V.E. (Book 2), transferring his presence into a empty robotic case and using this as an avatar in battle (Book 3).
Due to his participation in combat, there has been instances here H.I.V.E.mind has been destroyed or damaged, resulting in him being offline. In each case it has caused a serious disruption in the day-to-day activities of H.I.V.E. Another instance was when H.I.V.E.mind was rebuilding himself, all the systems around H.I.V.E. malfunctioned.
He is regard by Otto, Laura, Wing and Shelby not as a machine, but as a friend. They are all saddend in each case that he was been brought offline, and have mourned him in the instance that he has been destroyed. Otto and Laura enjoys his company, sometimes conversing with him over matters that would usually be discussed between fellow humans.