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A Working Theory of Love

Hutchins, Scott (Book - 2012 )
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When Neill's father committed suicide ten years ago, he left behind thousands of pages of secret journals, journals that are stunning in their detail, and, it must be said, their complete banality. But their spectacularly quotidian details, were exactly what artificial intelligence company Amiante Systems was looking for, and Neill was able to parlay them into a job, despite a useless degree in business marketing and absolutely no experience in computer science. He has spent the last two years inputting the diaries into what everyone hopes will become the world's first sentient computer. Essentially, he has been giving it language--using his father's words. Alarming to Neill--if not to the other employees of Amiante--the experiment seems to be working. The computer actually appears to be gaining awareness and, most disconcerting of all, has started asking questions about Neill's childhood.
Authors: Hutchins, Scott
Title: A working theory of love
Publisher: New York, NY : The Penguin Press, c2012
Characteristics: 328 p. ; 24 cm
Summary: When Neill's father committed suicide ten years ago, he left behind thousands of pages of secret journals, journals that are stunning in their detail, and, it must be said, their complete banality. But their spectacularly quotidian details, were exactly what artificial intelligence company Amiante Systems was looking for, and Neill was able to parlay them into a job, despite a useless degree in business marketing and absolutely no experience in computer science. He has spent the last two years inputting the diaries into what everyone hopes will become the world's first sentient computer. Essentially, he has been giving it language--using his father's words. Alarming to Neill--if not to the other employees of Amiante--the experiment seems to be working. The computer actually appears to be gaining awareness and, most disconcerting of all, has started asking questions about Neill's childhood.
ISBN: 9781594205057
1594205051
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Statement of Responsibility: Scott Hutchins
Subject Headings: Artificial intelligence Fiction Divorced men Fiction Fathers and sons Fiction Man-woman relationships Fiction Interpersonal relations Fiction San Francisco (Calif.) Fiction
Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Topical Term: Artificial intelligence
Divorced men
Fathers and sons
Man-woman relationships
Interpersonal relations
LCCN: 2012018341
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