Sunday, June 14, 2020

Beyond the Dragon's Gate, by Yoon Ha Lee


(SF Thriller) Anna’s an AI expert who’s called in to figure out what a new upgrade is causing AI-captained ships to destroy themselves. (3,925 words; Time: 13m)

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Review: 2020.304 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: Anna’s project essentially involved telepathy between humans and AIs. Knowing it was shut down after it killed one person adds some tension.

Con: If the AIs can’t communicate something as simple as “I’m so uncomfortable in this body I’d rather die than continue” then what good are they? Even if normally communication is just plain text, they ought to have been able to convey this idea without needing an expert.

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