Saturday, April 18, 2009

Helstrom's "aka Daniel" (flash fiction, AI, free)

Ancient plot - claim of human rights for an AI, but with a very cool ending. Story is of a court case - "The People versus Serial 0815 aka. Daniel". Serial 0815 is the AI, also known as Daniel.

Court's decision is similar to other stories of the ilk - Eando Binder's Adam Link series, Asimov's "Bicentenniel Man", & Lester del Rey's "Helen O'Loy" - but the twist is in the implications...

Minor nitpick: How does an AI which is not a robot slump in a chair?

Fact sheet.

First published: 365tomorrows, 18 April 2009.
Rating: A.
Download full text from publisher's site.
Added to my "best of the year 2009" list.
Related: AI fiction.