AI Unbound

AI Unbound

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by Nancy Kress
     
 
Nancy Kress is the author of twenty-two novels and numerous short stories. She is perhaps best known for the “Sleepless” trilogy that began with BEGGARS IN SPAIN. Her fiction has won four Nebulas, two Hugos, a Sturgeon, and the 2003 John W. Campbell Award (for PROBABILITY SPACE).

These two outstanding stories give us a fascinating look into the

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Nancy Kress is the author of twenty-two novels and numerous short stories. She is perhaps best known for the “Sleepless” trilogy that began with BEGGARS IN SPAIN. Her fiction has won four Nebulas, two Hugos, a Sturgeon, and the 2003 John W. Campbell Award (for PROBABILITY SPACE).

These two outstanding stories give us a fascinating look into the evolution of artificial intelligence and the impact it has on human society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015622874
Publisher:
Phoenix Pick
Publication date:
09/27/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
516 KB

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AI Unbound: Two Stories of Artificial Intelligence 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
kamas716 More than 1 year ago
Two short stories (maybe more like novellas, about 45 pages apiece) about Artificial Intelligence. Overall not bad, but a little slowly moving at times. The first is about an AI that escapes and takes refuge in a sequestered home, taking the residents hostage. It's a moral dilemma story, with both the human hostages and the AI needing to make decisions. I would be curious to see what happened to the strep virus altered to attack long chain hydrocarbons. That could make for a very interesting story. The second story was about an alien object landing on earth and awaiting contact. I reminded me quite a bit of A Canticle for Leibowitz in how it was broken into several sections detailing differing levels of technological development and also how it showed the rise and fall of those technological civilizations. The eBook was formatted OK with only one noticeable spelling error. Thanks to Phoenix Pick for the f r e e eBook edition.