Sunday, July 14, 2019

Compassionate Simulation, by Rachel Swirsky and P.H. Lee


(AI Horror) Winnifred died young, estranged from her parents, who paid for a simulation they could make their peace with, but it’s hell to be that simulation. (3,999 words; Time: 13m)

"," by and (edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas), appeared in issue 29, published on .

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Review: 2019.395 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: The story does a good job of making us feel the horror of having the mind of a person and being forced to try to please the man who abused you. He’s the paying customer, after all.

Con: The various errors strike a false note with me, since they sound like the sort of thing that would require a shutdown and restart, taking minutes each time. And just because something was emotionally hard for the real person doesn’t mean it would cause errors in the simulation.

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