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The Resource Speak, Louisa Hall

Speak, Louisa Hall

Label
Speak
Title
Speak
Statement of responsibility
Louisa Hall
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
She cannot run. She cannot walk. She cannot even blink. As her batteries run down for the final time, all she can do is speak. Will you listen? Speak is the story of artificial intelligence and of those who loved it, hated it and created it. Spanning geography and time, the novel takes us from Alan Turing's conviction in the 1950s to a Silicon Valley Wunderkind imprisoned in 2040 for creating illegally lifelike dolls. From a pilgrim girl writing her diary to a traumatised young girl exchanging messages with a software program, all these lives have shaped and changed a single artificial intelligence - MARY3. In Speak, she tells you their story, and her own. It is the last story she will ever tell, spoken both in celebration and also warning - a warning against creating and abandoning beings with the ability to feel as deeply as we do. When machines learn to speak, who decides what it means to be human?
Summary
Exploring the creation of artificial intelligence and illuminating the very human need for communication, connection and understanding, a thought-provoking novel is told from the perspectives of five very different people from different times and places
Storyline
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10433704
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hall, Louisa
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
840
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Communication
Target audience
adult
Label
Speak, Louisa Hall
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055038183
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9780356506074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)913802682
Label
Speak, Louisa Hall
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055038183
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9780356506074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)913802682

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