My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Summary: A.I.: Artificial Intelligence. Even today, machines that mimic human thinking surround us. As the intellectual feats of computing machines grow more and more astounding, will there be a day when their apparent intelligence approaches, or even surpasses, that of human beings? And what if these machines then become conscious, self-aware?
In this latest title in the acclaimed Future Chronicles series of speculative fiction anthologies, thirteen authors confront the question of the Singularity: that point of time when A.I. becomes more than simply a human construct. From machine awareness to omniscience, these original short stories explore that territory where human intelligence comes face-to-face with what is either its greatest hope, or its greatest threat.
I chose this as my Amazon Prime read and I was not disappointed. I always mean to read anthologies and short story collections but very rarely do so this was a treat. I most enjoyed The Syntax of Consciousness by Pavarti K Tyler, Piece of Cake by Patrice Fitzgerald, Restore by Susan Kaye Quinn (truly made me sad), Narai by E.E. Giorgi (very well done) & Left Foot on A Blind Man (witty) most and those will likely stay with me longest. This was nice because these authors were new to me and I will seek out their other work. Others in the collection were good as well and some of the authors I was already familiar with, having read their work before. All in all, this was a solid collection and I will definitely read other collections in this series. I've already bought a couple.
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