Sunday, December 13, 2015

Rocket Surgery, by Effie Seiberg

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(SF) The narrator recounts from prison what really went wrong with her team that attempted to build an AI bomb for the military. (3,218 words; Time: 10m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended
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"," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 01-02|16, published on by .

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Pro: The author recognizes that existing AI technology can never produce an actual intelligence, so she postulates a new "wetware" technology.

Con: There are too many "belief-busters" to enjoy this story. Start with the fact that the AI feels pain which is relieved by giving it morphine. Add the fact that it learns how to talk without anyone teaching it. Or that it immediately has a very high morality that has nothing to do with its design. And even at the end, how did it function at all without its morphine?

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