Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Evolution's Darling - Scott Westerfeld

Definitely a very interesting novel. Artificial intelligences can evolve - and there is a Turing barrier to say how evolved they are. With regulations governing this depending on where you happen to be. The first part of this is basically the short story 'The Movements Of Her Eyes' - the title being concluding line of the first past, or part thereof.

Not just evolving machines here, also people, and one woman in particular grows to have a rather close relationship with the AI in question.

Art dealers, assassins, clones, and all of the above. What exactly are the problems regarding copying people, as well as artifical intelligences?

Very well written on top of that, and rather different.

4 out of 5

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