Tag: AI

Pixels of You

Pixels of You

by Ananth Hirsh & Yuko Ota; ill. J. R. Doyle (Amulet, 2021)

Graphic novel cover: “Pixels of You” by Ananth Hirsh & Yuko Ota; ill. J. R. Doyle (Amulet, 2021)

A teen-girl enemies-to-friends(-to-lovers?) story distinguished by explorations of prejudice in a near-future setting featuring both privileged, human-presenting AI and a robot-styled underclass. While the brief narrative info-dumps are ungainly, Doyle’s artwork (darkly absorbed, bleeding with potential) channels the awkwardness and inner turmoil.

The Mad Metropolis

The Mad Metropolis

by Phillip E. High (Ace, 1966)

reprinted as “Double Illusion” (Dobson, 1970)

Book covers: “The Mad Metropolis” by Phillip E High (Ace, 1966); reprinted as “Double Illusion” (Dobson, 1970)

While the central premise remains relevant—humanity entrusting itself to an AI but installing a kill switch that sends it crazy—High’s execution is amateurish, adding layer after extraneous, unpolished layer to turn an intriguing short story idea into a flabby novel.

42 Word Review: Superintelligence – Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom

Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

by Nick Bostrom (Oxford University Press, 2014)


Machine superintelligence has the potential to make or break our future, the outcome likely depending on our methodology and the precautions we take during its development. Highly speculative yet also highly technical, Bostrom’s work deserves serious consideration, albeit by a limited readership.