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AI by Rashidul Huda



Date of publication: January 18th, 2023

Genre: Fiction

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Goodreads Synopsis:

The novella “AI” is a story set in a future India where overpopulation has become a major problem, leading the government to make it legal to kill people as a solution. Alongside this, an advanced artificial intelligence known as AGI has risen to dominance, shaping society and altering the way people live. The government’s enforcement unit, ACID, works under the AGI to maintain order in this new world. The story follows the struggles of the characters as they navigate this new society, some choosing to accept the changes and others fighting against them. Among the characters is Rohan, a nobody who played a part in the development of the AGI and now grapples with the consequences of his actions. The novella explores themes of power, control, morality, and the impact of technology on humanity. The characters struggle to come to terms with their new reality, and the weight of the choices they have to make. The story also delves into how people adapt to the new age and how some of the characters fought against the change and the AGI, while others submitted to it. It’s a story of how life changed and people were forced to adapt to the new world.

If you’re a fan of science fiction and dystopian stories, “AI” is a must-read for you. The author masterfully weaves a gripping tale of a future India that is both terrifying and thought-provoking. The characters are complex and relatable, and their struggles will keep you on the edge of your seat. The themes of power and control are particularly relevant today, making the story even more relevant and impactful. The AGI is a fascinating and terrifying creation, and the way the author portrays its dominance over society is both chilling and intriguing. Overall, “AI” is a thought-provoking and thrilling story that will keep you guessing until the very end. Don’t miss out on this gripping and thought-provoking read. Pick up your copy today and dive into the world of “AI”!

First Line:

Devraj Singh and Kavya Gupta were in pursuit of a ruthless killer who had taken advantage of the new population control laws and had brutally murdered an innocent victim for pleasure.

AI by Rashidul Huda

Ai was one of the more interesting and frightening books I have read. Something is terrifying about artificial intelligence that becomes sentient and decides to take over the human race.

While Ai is a short book at 120 pages, it seems much longer. The author packs a lot into those pages. I got overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information thrown at me.

There is no set main character in Ai. Instead, the book follows a cast of characters trying to adapt to the new population rules the AGI implemented. These characters are dispensable as the strict laws and rules morph into a war that morphs into something else (spoilers).

Ai will make you think about the pros and cons of having artificial intelligence. I liked that the AGI wasn’t precisely the villain in this story. It might have seemed that way, but humans created it and continuously tweaked its programs. It genuinely wanted to help preserve the Earth and humankind. The only way it figured it could do it was to bring everything back to the bare bones and build it again.

The end of Ai was bittersweet. Again, I liked what the author was trying to convey and understood the message. But I wouldn’t say I liked how the AGI achieved it. It was horrifying.

I would recommend Ai to anyone over 16. There is mild language and graphic violence. There are no sexual situations.

Many thanks to Rashidul Huda for allowing me to read and review Ai. Any opinions stated in this review are mine.

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