A review and a link to other reviews of Exegesis by Astro Teller. Teller, a year-old Ph.D. student specializing in artificial intelligence, is the grandson of nuclear physicist Edward Teller, commonly known as the father of the. Exegesis is a novel written in the form of email messages between its two major protagonists, Alice Lu and EDGAR. However, Astro Teller’s.

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Views Read Edit View history. The story is a long email exchange between a researcher and a data analysis agent she has developed. However, we could not suppress our smiles seeing copies for sale at a dollar a pop at the local bookstore.

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Especially Edgar, for his fresh novelty. Written when the Internet was starting to boom mid ’90sgeller before google or even The Web. The World According to Garp. John Henry won the spike driving contest but, dying at the climax, clearly demonstrated the future of physical prowess was with the machine.

He’s comically unsentimental and forward w I liked it.

The last email subject, “my dear,” made me tear up a bit. We find out through the course of the text her parents are brilliant scientists in China?

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This page was last edited on 20 Juneat Our culture already has a number of well known stories about artificial life and non-human intelligence. The character of Alice surprised me a little. Thanks for telling us about the problem. It was written almost twenty years ago, but its questions are even more applicable now.

They are entitled to their opinion, but my opinion is that a failure of the imagination does not constitute a proof. What is artificial intelligence? Recommended for AI fans everywhere.


There is lots of potential here, but little of it is realized. It’s interesting to see how Alice explains a human to Edgar. You really need a whole lot of philosopy and technology in a book like this to make it work, but the required depth just isn’t there.

I had fun with it. Aug 19, Pages Buy. While questions like these are nothing new, your view of them just might be once you’ve made your way through this breezy little book.

If nothing else, it’s an intriguing thought exercise about the double standard required when “safety” is your highest goal.

Additionally, he completed degrees in computer science as well as symbolic and heuristic computation from Stanford University. It brought me to think outside of the box about being human and the actions we take when sometimes there are no reasons behind them.

Teller’s novel, Exegesiswas published in Other stories from our culture that I was particularly conscious of while writing Exegesis include FrankensteinPygmalionand Flowers for Algernon. While he was a graduate student, Astro wrote a critically acclaimed and commercially successful science fiction novel titled “Exegesis.

A very interesting look into the possibility of an Artificial intelligence that goes by its own rule. That being said, the novel tellet not meant to be scientifically or socially prophetic. exegesks

It’s very interesting how in the book they compare a computer to humans and how computers can never become equivalent to people. Horsemen of the Sands. Very thought provoking, and the characters are likeable. Glimpses of the Moon. I read it in about two hours, which sort of gave me the impression of loving it, but it’s really just because emails are so easy to Ultimately, a timeless story has to be about the human condition.

One example could be Lu talking of how humans have souls and robots such as Edgar do not. Novels LOA Alice is an unbelievable, bratty character.


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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. That could be forgiven — it is, after all, a novel of ideas — ashro Teller forsakes his idea as well, reducing them to a point where the book can not stand up to any scientific scrutiny.

That means that it has a mental connection, but no physical connection to the world. The second time was the Darwinian revolution. Books by Astro Teller. Yet somehow, she felt more like she’d been written by someone exegesid didn’t know the field, and was just doing their best guess based on research.

Nevertheless, just as airplanes do “fly” in their own, equally valid way, AI will eventually produce a machine that is “intelligent” in its own, equally valid way.

There were some interesting philosophical discussions, and I particularly liked Edgar’s ultimate choice, but also there were some really meandering thoughts that felt slippery, like they never quite touched ground on their logical base. It’s the perfect length for what it is, I’ll give it that. Sun, 16 Jan Watching an intelligence take shape as influenced by Alice with her human imperfections was very intriguing. This is not a book that is for marriage or for divorce, but for the freedom to decide how to live most honestly and happily either as part of a couple or a single person.

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