Rescued from a disposal center in Pullyup, Lycos was discovered to not only be intelligent but capable of matrix access. He has used VR to pose as the Johnson to hire a team of Shadowrunners to save him before being destroyed by the subsidiary of Ares Macrotechnology.
Little is known about the procedures or the tech that allows Lycos to use the Matrix but his intelligence seems to fluctuate between that of a common dog to at least average human. Regardless of the reasons, his very existence makes him extremely valuable.
It is assumed that Ares is actively looking for him now. He currently resides with the Orc Adept and the Face.