Speak (Paperback)
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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 25/02/2016
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She cannot run. She cannot walk. She cannot even blink. As her batteries run down for the final time, all she can do is speak. Will you listen? From a pilgrim girl's diary, to a traumatised child talking to a software program; from Alan Turing's conviction in the 1950s, to a genius imprisoned in 2040 for creating illegally lifelike dolls: all these lives have shaped and changed a single artificial intelligence - MARY3. In Speak she tells you their story, and her own. It is the last story she will ever tell, spoken both in celebration and in warning. When machines learn to speak, who decides what it means to be human? 'TRANSFIXING' New York Times 'BRILLIANT' Huffington Post 'INCREDIBLE' Buzzfeed 'HYPNOTIC' Guardian 'A MASTERPIECE' NPR

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780356506098
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 197 x 127 x 25 mm


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SPEAK is that rarest of finds: a novel that doesn't remind me of any other book I've ever read. A complex, nuanced, and beautifully written meditation on language, immortality, the nature of memory, the ethical problems of artificial intelligence, and what it means to be human. -- Emily St. John Mandel, author of STATION ELEVEN Beautifully illustrates the human longing at the heart of our obsession with technology ... a hypnotic read Guardian Comes out of nowhere and hits like a thunderbolt. It's not just one of the smartest books of the year, it's one of the most beautiful ones, and it almost seems like an understatement to call it a masterpiece. NPR Reads like a hybrid of David Mitchell and Margaret Atwood ... a brilliant novel -- Philipp Meyer, author of THE SON A thumping good read. Every time I sit down with it, it makes me happy all over again -- Joe Hill, author of HORNS

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Sharon M

“Powerful...diverse...complex...brilliant !”

'Speak' A Novel by Louisa Hall is a multi narrative consisting of five seemingly unconnected voices distanced by geography, and alternating time periods spanning from the 1600's, to the near future of... More

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“Thought provoking ”

A very interesting book, that I will admit to struggling with at first. Beautiful and chilling, it's a fascinating insight into the world of artificial intelligence - memory, speech and humanity. It looks at... More

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