Happiness for Humans (Hardback)
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Happiness for Humans (Hardback)

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Hardback 448 Pages / Published: 04/01/2018
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Don't tell anyone, but Jen is one of my favourite people.

(Machines aren't supposed to have favourites. Don't ask me how this has happened.)

Jen is sad. Aiden wants her to be happy. Simple? Except that Jen is a thirty-something woman whose boyfriend has just left her and Aiden is a very complicated, very expensive piece of software.

Aiden knows Jen inside out. With access to all her devices, he knows her most played song, can find her favourite photos and single out the insta-quotes which most inspire her. Based on observations and unique algorithms, he has calculated that Jen should find a new man to achieve optimum wellbeing.

And with the whole of the internet at his disposal, he doesn't have to look far to find a perfect specimen and engineer a meeting. Except Jen seems to be remarkably unwilling to fall in line with Aiden's flawless plan.

Can a very artificially intelligent machine discover emotional intelligence in time to fix Jen's life? And find out what exactly does make human beings happy?

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780751566697
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 718 g
Dimensions: 242 x 153 x 37 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"This clever novel will appeal to David Nicholls fans. It's witty and great fun." - The Mail

"I am by no means alone in thinking that this funny, clever, madcap romp for the digital-age, featuring believably flawed characters (not all human), deserves to be a hit. " - The Sunday Times

"So funny, clever and timely. I loved it." - Martha Kearney

"Very clever and great fun." - Kate Eberlen, bestselling author of Miss You

"A sort of Shakespearean comedy of errors but instead of the gods there are rogue AIs seeking to meddle in the affairs of humans. Great fun." - The Bookseller

"A frothy rom-com in literary form...a broad and madcap love story...charming." - Kirkus Reviews

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