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A Study in Silicon and Other Tales of Mycroft, A.I.

A Study in Silicon and Other Tales of Mycroft, A.I. [Kindle Edition]

McCamy Taylor
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Sherlock Holmes had his Dr. Watson, and Mycroft, the 21st century artificial intelligence has his Dr. Susan Wier. Famed scientist and inventor Sakomotyo Hero designed Mycroft, the most brilliant computer in the U.S. Sakomoto also designed the artificial cerebral cortex which allowed the infant Susan Wier to overcome severe brain damage and grow to become a successful doctor. Due to the compatibility of their hardware, Mycroft and Susan are able to share thoughts and experiences, allowing the AI to become more human and the doctor to become something more than human. Together, they solve mysteries involving clones, artificial beings and other entities which stretch the definition of "human being."

Includes an older story, from 2001 called "Kansas", a futuristic retelling of the Wizard of Oz about robots, genetically engineered humans, clones and AIs.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 303 KB
  • Print Length: 174 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CN0T2OU
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #475,176 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars good book 9 Aug 2013
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I really enjoyed this book, was a bit unsure to start with but once I started reading finished it quickly. I hope there will be more books.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mycroft, Michael, and Margaret 21 July 2013
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These five short stories are loosely tied together by the artificial intelligences, MyCroft and Michael Kansas who seem to be living in similar dystopic futures, but possibly along exclusive world lines. A knowledge of the canon of Conan Doyle is helpful but not essential to enjoying these five different improbable adventures. Standing out as a change of pace, the story "The Margaret Mitchell Estate Strikes Back" was great fun and was more than worth the price of admission. I laughed out loud.
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