Saturday 15 June 2019

Machines Like Me (and People Like You) by Ian McEwan is our Book of the Week this week. 
In the alternative 1980s London of the novel, Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first batch of synthetic humans. With Miranda’s assistance, he co-designs Adam’s personality. What happens in the relationship triangle that inevitably develops between these three? 
>>Personalising the mannequin
>>Just more sophisticated clockwork? 
>>A.I. is already penetrating our lives
>>"I write about love, music, physics, maths, history."
>>Who's going to write the algorithm for the little white lie? 
>>Inside the writer's studio

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