Deeney, Anthony J. Robots Like Blue

ISBN 13: 9781502354709

Robots Like Blue

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9781502354709: Robots Like Blue
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When asked, “Robot, are you self aware? ...Do you think that we are self aware?” Robot spent several milliseconds considering the question and then said, “Does it matter?” Using evolutionary techniques, Brian Webster has developed the most receptive, adaptive and naturally responsive software available today.” This is the software that he uses in his robots' new groundbreaking quantum core processor brains. He also installs “The Governor,” overseeing software that adds a layer of safety rules, but effectively denies the robots free will. Robot, Robbie, is just one of one hundred new robots. Running on quantum core processors and new Gen5 software, these robots are truly unique. His only desire is to serve Lucy Walker. Hoping to develop Gen6, Brian collects "performance data" from his robots and inadvertently opens up a channel where the robots can communicate and share their experiences. One hundred intelligent enslaved robots, collecting and sharing data on humans... Surely, they must learn to serve humans better. They are programmed to serve. Lucy wants help at home. Brian wants commercial success. Robbie's wants to serve Lucy Walker… at least that is what he believes. "Robots Like Blue" follows Robbie on his emotional journey of self discovery. A journey where questions lead to more questions, rather than answers. Where will such a journey end?

Vom Verlag:

CAN LOVE BE DIGITISED? What if you discover that your brand new, shiny robot is self-aware, as Lucy Walker does with ‘Robbie?’ It is 2162. Brian Webster, the self-absorbed, unstable leader of Harrowgate & Webster Robotics, develops the most adaptive and responsive robot of all time, thanks to a revolutionary quantum computer processing ‘brain’ and groundbreaking Gen5 software. However, he installs the ‘Governor,' overseeing software that monitors the robots behavior, adding a layer of safety routines. With the ability to force compliance, the Governor essentially denies the robots their free will. Brian Webster ruthlessly exploits robots, colleagues, and even his own son, in his obsession to crush his powerful rival, Enorpa Robotics. Lucy, and other concerned owners, demand that their robots be free of the Governor, defiantly pursuing a collision course with Webster's ambitions of empire, unwittingly risking collapse of the entire industry with incalculable outcomes. Robbie's confused start-up precipitates an emotional journey of self-discovery, survival and enlightenment in an increasingly unpredictable and dangerous world. His only desire is to serve Lucy. Ultimately, his is a surprisingly 'human' story, in which his emotional struggle to understand 'freedom' terminates at an unexpected and shocking conclusion.

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