Right, it's not one of my mine. And I do this every few years — blog about a novel that's not only one of the best you likely never heard of, but, for what it's worth, is one of the best I've ever read. I guess I should also mention that the novel is science fiction — which means, it's not competing with Austen or Dickens or Tolstoy or Hemingway.
Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is a growing field where technology and machines are created to obtain knowledge and learn from it, just like humans. Algorithms are created that allow machines to comprehend information, and these days there are programs that use lifelike problem solving and reasoning skills. Many artificial intelligence apps exist that simplify traditionally tedious or time-consuming tasks, and are used in a variety of fields, including medicine, and politics.
In the last couple of months there’s been a lot of activity on the Star Wars video game front, with trailers for the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront II appearing on the internet, and last week EA showed off the game at E3 with a new trailer and some gameplay footage.
Eighteenth and Nineteenth century grave robbers had several nicknames assigned to them by the public, who was aware of the practice of grave robbing,including “night doctors,” “Sack-em-up men,” and “body-snatchers.” (“From Sacrilege to Privilege: The Tale of Body Procurement for Anatomical Dissection in the United States,” Raphael Hulkower, p. 24).