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Novels About AI in the Not Too Distant Future

1sierra_hotel73
Modifié : Juin 13, 2021, 3:10am

Hello all! I’ve just finished Klara and the Sun and absolutely loved it! I was completely mesmerized by the setting/world that the novel took place in but it left me wanting to know more about how the world is during the story. This has led me on a maniacal search for novels which take place in the soon-to-be future that especially feature artificial intelligence, especially in the android sense. Hope this makes sense and thank you all!

2Aquila
Modifié : Juin 13, 2021, 7:16am

These are all recent books:

There's Catfishing on Catnet which is a lovely YA set pretty much now.
Emily Eternal is quite similar to Klara, though with a more straight forwardactiony plot, but I found it all a bit too pat.
There's Gamechanger set about 80 years from now, still on Earth, AI has been constrained so entities won't become sentient.
Autonomous is near future and includes AI.
Jo Walton's Thessaly series includes AIs becoming sentient, but it's set thousands of years in the past.
Klara also reminded me of the short story Mika Model http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2016/04/mika_model_a_new_s...
And The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang is another excellent one.

And it's set in space well into the future, but I have to reccommend Martha Wells very popular Murderbot series, Network Effect just won the Nebula for best novel.

I haven't read these but they might also fit the bill:
Ian McEwan's Machines Like Me
Connie Willis' All About Emily

3sierra_hotel73
Juin 14, 2021, 3:12pm

>2 Aquila: Awesome! Thank you so much.

4SilverWolf28
Modifié : Juin 14, 2021, 10:36pm

You may like Quantum Beginnings by Joe Kuster, it's book one of the Entangled Fates series.

5merrystar
Juin 15, 2021, 9:50pm

All About Emily might work if you don't mind that it is a retelling of "All About Eve".

6vwinsloe
Juil 1, 2021, 10:35am

7elphie93
Juil 4, 2021, 10:53pm

I Still Dream by James Smythe!
https://www.librarything.com/work/20703060