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rachelk
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I loved this book — possibly relating too much to a naïve robot that would sacrifice herself to give her girl life, possibly reading too much into her desperate prayers, possibly feeling sad about the thankless job that is loving and caring for a young person that will, one day, leave you. This was close to five stars for me, but I‘d like to have had more details about this very intriguing dystopian world.

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Twainy
The Robots of Gotham | Todd McAulty
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Audible‘s current sale. 🎉 I started with 11. Shaved it down to 7. Agonized!

I didn‘t get Jade War … The Gutter Prayer … The Actual Star for random reasons.

The 4 I bought are above …

It wasn‘t as good as past sales … they were all $7.99 … still that‘s better than a paperback and I don‘t own any of them … all are rated 4.5 - 5 ⭐️ & all are over 20 hours!

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Robotswithpersonality
Day Zero: A Novel | C. Robert Cargill
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What actions define free will? How do you prove love? What is your programming and what is your identity?
This is violent, and bizarre, and profound and not quite heartbreaking. I love the way Cargill writes AI/sentient robots (read Sea of Rust!).
I will say the social commentary felt a bit slap dash, but I don't think there was time to explore it further given the focus on the main character's development, dilemmas and the action-packed plot.

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Day Zero: A Novel | C. Robert Cargill
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Boy, the evils of modern mass manufacturing really hit hard when you add sentience to the equation.

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Hard choices in the kill-or-be-killed roboapocalypse spark discussion of moral philosophy between a nanny tiger robot and an eight year old human.

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Robotswithpersonality
Day Zero: A Novel | C. Robert Cargill
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The status quo.

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Robotswithpersonality
Day Zero: A Novel | C. Robert Cargill
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"...what if we're more than that?"

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paulfrankspencer
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Beautifully descriptive of the religious and philosophical metaphors that trace the historical development of humanity's relationship to technology. Far more balanced and generous than the first chapter had me thinking it would be.

That said, there is just nothing in me that will allow me to understand the author's general hope for AI, which says as much about my pessimism as it does about her willingness to engage in the end.

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Summer Frost | Blake Crouch
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What is a game, and what is reality? How much does it matter? What reality would an AI even want? What does it mean to be someone's God?

“You made me in your image, and now I will remake you in mine.”

I haven‘t realized how much I needed a nice #sf #thriller #shortstory / #novella about the dangers of #artificialintelligence. Great palate cleanser.

4.5/5

#smallbooks #onedayread

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Johanna414
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Lane picked up one of his dad's Star Wars books and asked me to read chapter books with him. Apparently this was code for sitting on the couch and listening to him talk about how cool he is for "reading" a book with no pictures ? #raisingreaders