AI or BI? Artificial intelligence or beautiful intelligence?
The race to create a sentient machine is headed by two teams, led by former researchers at Ichikawa Laboratories, who escape the regime there – and each other – to pursue their own dreams in the world beyond Japan.
Leonora Klee is creating a single android with a quantum computer brain, whose processing power has never before been achieved.
Manfred Klee is creating a group of individuals, none of them self-aware, in the hope that they will raise themselves to consciousness.
But with a Japanese chase team close on their heels, will either be successful before they are trapped and caught?
Beautiful Intelligence is a fast-paced, philosophical thriller that confronts questions of how we will create artificial sentience, and whether it will be beautiful.
“A supremely odd yet deeply rewarding experience…” Jason Pettus, CCLAP
“Stephen Palmer is a find.” Time Out
“Stephen Palmer is a writer you should read. His work is unique, original, sometimes challenging, always fresh and sometimes barking…” Amazing Stories
Cover by Steve Jones
Published: 01 Jul 2015