We, Robots: Artificial Intelligence in 100 Stories (UK Edition)

February 23, 2021
We, Robots: Artificial Intelligence in 100 Stories (UK Edition)

Artificial intelligence in 100 stories.To ready us for the inevitable, here are 100 of the best shortstories ever written – most of them by humans – about robots andartificial minds. Read them while you can, learn from them, andmake your preparations...From 1837 through to the present day, from Charles Dickens toCory Doctorow, this collection contains the most diverse collectionof robots ever assembled. Anthropomorphic robots, invertebrate AIs,thuggish metal lumps and wisps of manufactured intelligence sodelicate if you blinked you might miss them. The literature ofrobots and artificial intelligence is so wildly diverse, in bothtone and intent, that our stories form six thematiccollections.It's Alive! is about inventors and theircreations.Following the Money drops robots into theday-to-day business of living.Owners and Servants considers the humanpotentials and pitfalls of owning and maintaining robots.Changing Places looks at what happens at theblurred interface between human and machine minds.All Hail the New Flesh waves goodbye to thephysical boundaries that once separated machines from their humancreators.Succession considers the future of human andmachine consciousnesses – in so far as we might have one.With 100 stories spanning an order of magnitude more pages,Simon Ings's We, Robots is the new overlord of all robotliterary compendiums. Welcome it.