Monday, July 9, 2018

For What are Delusions if Not Dreams?, by Osahon Ize-Iyamu

★☆☆☆☆ Needs Improvement

(SF) An Operator isn’t quite a robot, but he isn’t quite a person either. The world depends on him making certain decisions, but can he do that reliably if he becomes truly human? (4,060 words; Time: 13m)

"," by (edited by Neil Clarke), appeared in issue 142, published on .

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Pro: The broad question of whether an AI would be as useful if it became human is an interesting one.

Con: The story is riddled with broken English, which makes it unpleasant to read. The narration is intrusive, and there’s almost no dialogue at all. It treats math and logic as mystical things. The idea of an intelligent piece of software needing to decide between AND, OR, and NOT is ludicrous.

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