Idea/Concept: The Mind-Blowing Revelations of an Artificial Intelligence offers a fascinating premise, but one that is perhaps inadequately framed. The author's introduction to the "interview" with an AI touches on compelling ideas, but may benefit from a broader exploration into the subject of artificial intelligence that integrates additional references. On the other hand, the book may succeed as a concept-driven gift book, rather than a deeper philosophical study of AI and the future of imagination.
Prose: The text features two decidedly different sections. The author writes clearly and succinctly about his development of the project. The AI "author" provides a narrative that wavers between nonsensical and almost, quietly, profound.
Originality: The idea of an AI-written manuscript is fresh and culturally timely. The writing leads readers through a yet-unexplored literary path, both charming and startling readers along the way.
Execution: This concept-driven narrative is both intriguing and, alternately, terrifying. Readers will eagerly read the AI's response to the author's many questions. Ultimately, though, between the author's insights and the AI's "writing," the work lacks internal harmony. Greater contextualization--or a more pronounced idea of the book's intentions--would enhance the overall reading experience.
Date Submitted: December 30, 2019