Artificial intelligence, human characters connected in thoughtful novel

<img src=”http://www.odt.co.nz/files/user16084/bk_Speak-1.jpg” align=”right” class=”caption” height=”211″ width=”140″ title=”SPEAKLouisa HallOrbit/Hachette” alt=”SPEAKLouisa HallOrbit/Hachette” /> Artificial intelligence is one of those tropes that’s been around since the dawn of the modern age. These days, with programs monitoring our spending habits, internet browsing histories and more, it doesn’t seem like such a wild idea. What Louisa Hall does here is to link the idea of artificial intelligence with the idea of connection. The core of the novel is an artificial intelligence called MARY3, a child-minder robot which has been outlawed and recalled by authorities. It is now slowly losing power in a warehouse full of its kind which have been deemed to cause over-attachment. From there, we read of the stories of people whose lives contributed to the creation of this AI; Alan Turing in…


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