07/28/2012 05:29:06 PM EST
Hey, I enjoyed the list. I think I've encountered almost every one of those AIs.
If you get a chance, check out Galatea 2.2 by Richard Powers. The AI at the center of the book, Helen, is built from the ground up in a series of generations. The idea is that she will compete against a human graduate student in a university's comprehensive graduate literature exam, and judges will try to pick which bluebook came from the human and which from the computer -- quite a specialized Turing test.
The book is heartbreakingly beautiful. Some critics say Powers is too cerebral for his own good, but I can't resist his dazzling sentences.
Talk to you soon.
Serbia & MontenegroJ.D. Hildebrand
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