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A.I.s

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Ten masters of speculative fiction explore the future of computerized intellect, and how humanity will interact with machines that can outthink them--and are learning to outsmart them.

Computers were designed to think faster than the human mind. But solving mathematical equations and retaining dizzying amounts of information are minor achievements compared to the processing
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Paperback, 294 pages
Published November 30th 2004 by Ace
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Steve Stuart
May 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
This an anthology of short stories involving smarter-than-human AIs. Most are from the early 2000's, but a few date to the 70's, 80's and 90's. The stories are all written by well known authors, mostly of Hugo- and Nebula-winning caliber.

Although the authors are top-notch, the collection had more than the typical fraction of stories that I just plain didn't enjoy. This tended to be especially true of the stories set almost entirely in some virtual space, where there aren't any physical constrain
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Tim
Feb 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Not the best collection of science fiction short stories, and probably not the best collection of stories to represent artificial intelligence. Overall the stories felt good, but not great and only loosely representative of "sentient machines"...my favorite story, Roger Zelazny's "Halfjack," what is also the shortest, but felt the strongest and the most powerful story of AI in the entire anthology.
David
Feb 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Excellent collection of short stories about Artificial Intelligences.

Recommended for teen + due to language and adult situations.
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