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The lifecycle of software objects

Author: Ted Chiang
Publisher: Burton, MI : Subterranean Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The story of two people and the artificial intelligences they helped create, following them for more than a decade as they deal with the upgrades and obsolescence that are inevitable in the world of software. At the same time, it's an examination of the difference between processing power and intelligence, and of what it means to have a real relationship with an artificial entity.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Chiang
ISBN: 1596063173 9781596063174
OCLC Number: 567188308
Description: 150 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Ted Chiang.

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The story of two people and the artificial intelligences they helped create, following them for more than a decade as they deal with the upgrades and obsolescence that are inevitable in the world of software. At the same time, it's an examination of the difference between processing power and intelligence, and of what it means to have a real relationship with an artificial entity.

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