The Pinocchio Chip

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Photina, an advanced AI humanoid, suspects there could be an error somewhere in her programming, which would explain her recent weird behavior. But she’s skeptical since it is almost impossible for anyone else to change even one line of her code except her creators. It all started when she tried to push Natasha into the grave at Corinne’s funeral.

She lived with a couple—Marcus and Corrine and their daughter. She also protected them. They had developed a strong bond, and Photina was almost human. After the strange incident, there were talks of deactivating Photina. Worse still, they were a group of people strongly against the AIs. Things take a turn when Photina discovers she is the prime suspect in the murder of one of those advocating for the eradication of AI. She decides to flee but has nowhere to run. Luckily, she stumbles on Drew, a homeless AI who offers assistance to her. Later, Photina discovers she is being impersonated as another murder has been committed. She is on the run from the authorities, and this newly discovered double poses a risk for her.

The Pinocchio Chip is an interesting story that touches on the future of AI. It portrays a fictional world where AI has feelings and can be manipulated. It gets worse as there is the possibility of the creators losing control over it. This story was filled with action, suspense, and a deep reflection on the state of advanced AI. For the first time, I received a glimpse inside a humanoid’s mind and understood their perspective. I was hooked on the story, especially after discovering there was an intelligent villain.

I wanted the best for Photina and hoped she would reconnect with the people she used to stay with. I liked how the story didn’t drag on for long, the plot was fast-paced, and the characters were just a few. It was a short, sweet, and engaging read. I’m amazed that ChatGpt contributed to the creation of this work; it just shows how advanced AI is now. This book will open the eyes of the reader to some of the complexities around AI and even be a cause for debate on whether AI should be given advanced human traits like having feelings or not. Overall, it was an insightful book and quite an entertaining read. I recommend The Pinocchio Chip by Rick Moskovitz to anyone who likes science fiction. They’ll find the book worth their time and money.

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Author Rick Moskovitz
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 142 pages
Publisher Fluke Tale Productions
Publish Date 15-Mar-2024
ISBN 9798990163805 Buy this Book
Issue April 2024
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy