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A working theory of love / Scott Hutchins.

Authors: Hutchins, Scott.
Call number: FIC HUT
Publisher: New York, NY : The Penguin Press, 2012.
Publication date: 2012.
Subject: Artificial intelligence -- Fiction.
Divorced men -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Title: A working theory of love / Scott Hutchins.
Physical description: 328 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary note: When Neill's father committed suicide ten years ago, he left behind thousands of pages of secret journals, journals that are stunning in their detail, and, it must be said, their complete banality. But their spectacularly quotidian details, were exactly what artificial intelligence company Amiante Systems was looking for, and Neill was able to parlay them into a job, despite a useless degree in business marketing and absolutely no experience in computer science. He has spent the last two years inputting the diaries into what everyone hopes will become the world's first sentient computer. Essentially, he has been giving it language--using his father's words. Alarming to Neill--if not to the other employees of Amiante--the experiment seems to be working. The computer actually appears to be gaining awareness and, most disconcerting of all, has started asking questions about Neill's childhood.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
ISBN: 9781594205057
1594205051
LCCN: 2012018341
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1397849
Bib No.: 1397849

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