Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Guns Don'T Kill, by Richard A. Lovett

[Analog]
★★☆☆☆

(AI SF) “Smart” guns that prevent hunters from shooting things out of season start showing signs of being a little too smart. (3,063 words; Time: 10m)

Recommended By: πŸ‘STomaino+1 (Q&A)


"Guns Don'T Kill," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 01-02|20, published on by .

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Review: 2020.014 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: It’s clear right from the start that the gun AI is too powerful, so we’re expecting some sort of surprise related to the AI.

Con: The political message is too on-the-nose. That’s the worst part about the story.

Beyond that—setting aside the fact that “emergent AI” (the kind that just happens because the network got too big or something) is a ridiculous idea—why would these new AIs care so much about protecting humans from themselves?

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