The Turing Exception (Paperback)

By William Hertling

Liquididea Press, 9781942097013, 304pp.

Publication Date: March 5, 2015

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Description

In the year 2043, humans and AI coexist in a precarious balance of power enforced by a rigid caste reputation system designed to ensure that only those AI who are trustworthy and contribute to human society increase in power. Everything changes when a runaway nanotech event leads to the destruction of Miami. In the grim aftermath, a powerful underground collective known as XOR dedicates that AI can no longer coexist with humanity. AI pioneers Catherine Matthews, Leon Tsarev, and Mike Williams believe that mere months are left before XOR starts an extermination war. Can they find a solution before time runs out? Singularity Series Recommended Reading Order
  1. Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears
  2. A.I. Apocalypse
  3. The Last Firewall
  4. The Turing Exception
Praise for The Turing Exception "The Turing Exception encapsulates a lot of the *good* and *scary* ideas of the singularity. Hertling once again shows us that although the future is dark, there can be hope." -Harper Reed, CEO Modest, former CTO of Obama for America "Hertling is the the Asimov of our generation." -Brad Feld, managing director Foundry Group "Action-packed, yet nuanced look at a world where artificial intelligence is commonplace." -Ben Huh, CEO Cheezburger


About the Author

William Hertling is the award-winning author of Avogadro Corp, A.I. Apocalypse, The Last Firewall, and The Turing Exception. These near-term science-fiction novels explore the emergence of artificial intelligence, coexistence of humans and smart machines, and the impact of social reputation, technological unemployment, and other near-future issues. His novels have been called "frighteningly plausible," "tremendous," and "must read." Wired called Avogadro Corp "chilling and compelling." His first novel for children, The Case of the Wilted Broccoli, was published in 2014. He's been influenced by writers such as Cory Doctorow, William Gibson, Charles Stross, and Walter Jon Williams.