AI Fiction Curated by ChatGPT


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I asked ChatGPT to recommend some fiction about artificial intelligence. Here’s what it had to say.

Novels with major themes related to AI cover a wide range of topics, from the ethical and social implications of AI to futuristic visions of advanced technology. Here are some notable books in this genre:

  1. “Neuromancer” by William Gibson: A groundbreaking cyberpunk novel that explores AI, hacking, and a dystopian future where technology and humans are deeply intertwined.
  2. “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by Philip K. Dick: The book that inspired the film “Blade Runner,” it delves into the nature of humanity, AI, and empathy in a futuristic world.
  3. “I, Robot” by Isaac Asimov: A collection of short stories exploring the “Three Laws of Robotics” and the ethical dilemmas of AI and robotics. (Much better than the Will Smith flick.)
  4. Snow Crash” by Neal Stephenson: In this fast-paced cyberpunk novel, the protagonist, Hiro Protagonist, encounters an AI named Wintermute and delves into a virtual reality metaverse.
  5. A Closed and Common Orbit” by Becky Chambers: This book delves into the struggle of an AI downloaded into a synthetic body.
  6. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress” by Robert A. Heinlein: Set on the Moon, this novel features a self-aware computer called Mike, which becomes a key player in a rebellion against Earth’s rule.
  7. The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect” by Roger Williams: In a world where AI has virtually unlimited power, the novel explores the consequences of a benevolent super-intelligent AI that fulfills humanity’s desires.
  8. Permutation City” by Greg Egan: This novel delves into the concept of virtual reality and explores the nature of consciousness and existence through the use of AI simulations.
  9. Daemon” by Daniel Suarez: A deceased game designer’s AI program sets off a series of events that lead to a technologically driven revolution.
  10. The Moon and the Other” by John Kessel: Set in a future society on the Moon, the novel features AI systems and explores themes of gender and politics.
  11. Autonomous” by Annalee Newitz: In a world with advanced AI and biotechnology, the novel follows a pharmaceutical pirate and an AI military agent.
  12. All Systems Redby Martha Wells: The novella follows a Security Unit that has been tasked with protecting a team of scientists who are exploring an alien planet. The SecUnit has hacked the systthat restricts its behavior, but rather than using its free will to murder humans (as might be expected), it simply wants to be left alone to watch soap operas.

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