On the southern side of the Eridium Blight, just in front of the Ore Chasm is a Loader wandering around who calls himself MAL. MAL is very interested in becoming human. Towards the end of the series of missions that he gives you, MAL decides that the one quality that makes humans human is killing other humans and attacks you. He also mentions at one point that when he becomes human, he wants to talk endlessly about human society without touching on any important topic.
All of this, including his name, is a reference to the Sci-Fi classic 2001 A Space Odessy. During the movie, an unusually human AI tries to kill the protagonist of the movie. The computer is called HAL and the movie is supposed to be a movie about human society and nature though many people find it dreadfully boring.