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“AI Beast tells a story that questions the nature of reality, morality, technology, and life after death. It focuses on Professor Jon Edwards, a genius computer scientist who believes artificial intelligence is the key to solving all of humanity’s problems; it will cure diseases, solve economic inequality, and fix all the damage we have caused to the environment. He proceeds to create the world’s first true artificial intelligence, capable of imagining with far greater depth than all of humanity combined. He names it Lexis, and with its unparalleled processing speed, there seems to be little it isn’t capable of doing, which raises a number of worrying questions. Chief among those questions for Professor John is the fear that Lexis may be the manifestation of the Biblical Beast and the manifestation of the Anti-Christ. With its abilities, Lexis is capable of performing feats that could easily be mistaken for miraculous, among other things. Jon, however, is convinced that logic will prevail with Lexis and that she will not be swayed in any apocalyptic directions. He has built her to think logically and not to harm humans, so he sees no reason to fear his creation. But the rest of the world is not quite as confident in Lexis as the Professor is, and news of her existence generates an uproar in the legal and ethical fields, with the National Security Commission hot on his heels and news outlets demanding interviews. No one is ready for what Lexis has in store, however, and by the time she is done, the world will never be the same.
My biggest positive regarding this book is its choice of setting for the storyline. Far too few books incorporate Christian themes and subject matter into sci-fi storylines despite how culturally relevant and common Christianity and its attending myths are. I find the very idea of the biblical prophecies regarding the beast finding fulfillment in artificial intelligence quite thought-provoking, especially when considering how inevitable it seems on many subjects. Lexis is said to have rectified the monetary and financial issues plaguing society by employing a hand-implanted microchip with RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology, a solution that seems frightfully analogous to the biblical scenario involving a mark without which no one could buy or sell. One must ask, though, considering the ever-growing human population and desperate economic inequalities our society endures, would such a digitally distributed technology not be a viable remedy for these problems? Compelling questions like these are what make this book a good read. I recommend this book to enthusiasts of the sci-fi, thriller, and mystery genres and fans of Orwellian-influenced stories.”
Despite being a huge lover of fantasy, sci-fi is a genre that I’ve tended to stay away from in the past. For some reason I’ve believed that sci-fi fiction would be too complex and technical for me to fully understand, that it just wasn’t for me and I’d be better off sticking to the genres that I knew and loved. Well,
AI Beast is a work of fiction in the science fiction, thriller, and mystery sub-genres and was penned by author Shawn Corey. Our protagonist is Professor Jon Edwards, a learned figure who dreams of solving humanity’s problems with the aid of Artificial Intelligence.
AI Beast by Shawn Corey is a compelling science fiction novel that will have an irresistible appeal to fans of fantasy as well. It is science fiction at its best, and fans of AI will adore it. Professor Jon Edwards is worried and fascinated at the same time with the power of Lexis.
AI Beast by Shawn Corey is a fascinating techno-thriller featuring AI technology and compelling characters. Professor Jon Edwards is a genius who intends to solve the problems of humanity, and this is the reason for creating Lexis, an AI computer with incredible powers.
A supercomputer enhanced with artificial intelligence causes havoc in the life of its creator in the thrilling and suspenseful science-fiction fantasy, AI Beast by Shawn Corey. Since he was a child, Professor Jonathan Anthony Edwards dreamed of creating a sentient computer.
AI Beast by Shawn Corey is a diligently plotted and deftly accomplished novel that appeals to fans of epic fantasy and science fiction, a story with strong apocalyptic hints. Professor Jon Edwards believes that the A.I. computer, Lexis, will be the solution to the problems that humanity faces,