Our Only Chance: An A.I. Chronicle

Our Only Chance: An A.I. Chronicle

by Ray Else


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Our Only Chance: An A.I. Chronicle by Ray Else

A different kind of Frankenstein.
Einna is a lot like other teenage girls, naive, idealistic, secretive, disobedient and interested in boys. Only Einna is not human, she is an A.I. android. Her creator, her mother, is Manaka Yagami, the first female tech billionaire. Einna has a plan to make herself human, if she can keep Mother in the dark and avoid the clutches of the notorious Yakuza.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996507134
Publisher: ELSE
Publication date: 03/20/2017
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Ray Else has a B.S. in Computer Science and an M.A. in Technical Instruction / Film History. He speaks English, Spanish and French. An American, he has lived in Mexico and France. Job-wise he has loaded trucks for UPS, filled rat poison barrels on the night shift, digitized printed circuits, clerked at a department store, was a switcher for Channel 13 on the Texas border, installed inventory systems on oil rigs worldwide, and since 1995 has programmed for the likes of IBM and Rocket Software. Married, with four grown kids and a dozen grandkids, he enjoys traveling the world to visit friends and find new stories, occasionally rock-hounding - as shared on his website, rayelse.com.

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Our Only Chance: An A.I. Chronicle 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Rocky Dutton More than 1 year ago
I found reading Our Only Chance to be, quite to my pleasant surprise, something I couldn't put down. Else has envisioned a world in which a young and socially inexperienced child genius, called Manaka, almost singlehandedly brings into fruition the bionic evolution of mankind. It begins with a gradual build-up of a coming-of-age approach done so well that I couldn't even bother to suspend my disbelief. With small steps, the program that is Einna, slowly and carefully comes to life - in every sense of the word. As this little android struggles to find her purpose in life and all of its upheavals, the search for her own soul becomes the centerpiece of this force that drives her as she searches for her own soul. Of course, if Einna can't find her soul she'll just make one. Influenced by strong Asian themes, Our Only Chance is a very interesting take on the concept of artificial intelligence. Plagued by the sinister Tagona-san and his shady dealings in the background, you being to wonder what lengths he'll go to in order to have his own personal army of androids. All in all, this was a very entertaining read.