Five of My Favorite Fictional AIs

TIM from Descender by Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguygen, collected edition out today. image via Image Comics Descender Volume 1: Tin Stars, Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguygen’s graphic and moving tale of a robot boy who becomes the fulcrum in a war between robots and humans, releases today. It’s not only one of the most beautifully illustrated graphic novels I’ve read, it’s also one of the most complicated, as it’s hard to tell who’s on the side of right or wrong in this war. Even TIM’s survival may not be a good thing for humans, though it’s impossible not to root for the “boy.” TIM is the latest in a long time of fascinating artificially intelligent beings in science fiction–and that started me thinking about other stories featuring artificially intelligent…


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