Recommended: Article on AI in Fiction

2017 has been a busy year, but I took some time off this week, which gave me the chance to get caught up on the magazines and journals I had set aside for a while.

The first one I picked up was the Nov/Dec 2017 issue of the MIT Technology Review.  It’s “The Artificial Intelligence Issue.”  There are plenty of interesting things in this issue. I’ll recommend one in particular.

A short article, Fiction That Gets AI Right by Brian Bergstein, is worth a look.  He recommends six works from (lesser-known) stories, TV shows, plays, and films that have an AI theme.  If you’re interested, as I am, in the various ways that our storytellers have thought about the significance of robots and AI, you should look it over.  Even if you don’t read or watch the recommended stories, I think you’ll find the contents of the article interesting and thought-provoking.