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Singularity and Intelligence Explosion in William Hertling’s A.I. Apocalypse

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William Hertling’s A.I. Apocalypse (2012) is a post-apocalyptic novel about vulnerability of modern technological life against superintelligence. The novel shows living in an A.I-controlled society behind a revolution or revolt by self-controlling machines. A personified computer virus infects all the world’s computers. As a result, it leads to disruption in main factors of human life— billions of people are about to die. A novel in which, Hertling warns of dehumanization under the shadow of superintelligence to challenge our minds to ponder about such a future. This study attempts to demonstrate that Hertling criticizes singularity and intelligence explosion in which mankind are entrapped in A.I-controlled society. It also investigates probable bilateral relation between dehumanization and intelligence explosion.

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Periodical:
International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 50)
Pages:
82-85
Citation:
S. A. Mirenayat and E. Soofastaei, "Singularity and Intelligence Explosion in William Hertling’s A.I. Apocalypse", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 50, pp. 82-85, 2015
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March 2015
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0601.04