Douglas Adams’s most popular character is a case study in major depressive disorder. How could that happen in a robot?
An obscure vending machine-dispensed robotic assassin decides it doesn’t want to die. What motivates self-preservation?
This therapy cat stole the show in Pixar’s Lightyear. It also does antimatter physics in its head. Who’s the galaxy’s cutest theoretical physicist? Sox is!
Lieutenant Commander Data of the Starship Enterprise paints pictures. That’s ridiculous, AIs can’t make art… Right?
Linguo, Lisa Simpson’s science project and proof that it’s unwise to spend your life correcting people’s grammar. Can you make it in real life?
How could a foul-mouthed, aggressively immoral AI like Bender ever come to exist? It’s not as difficult as you might think.
Imagine if Thanos or The Borg could be as persuasive as the Oankali.
Can you imagine existing for no other reason than to make sure people feel sympathetic towards your mother’s reckless multiversal havoc?
This is the third of three installments on the themes present in “A Closed and Common Orbit” by Becky Chambers. Here we discuss the kaleidoscope-cheeked Aeluons and their radical take on family values.
This is the second of three installments on the themes present in “A Closed and Common Orbit” by Becky Chambers. Here we discuss my favorite character thus far – Sidra the spaceship AI installed in a human body.