Wondering what implications that developing person-like artificial intelligence has on actual human relationships? Listen in as Christina Bieber Lake, Alexis Neal, and Kim Feldman discuss the brilliant 2015 novel Speak, by Louisa Hall. Then go and read it!
Knowing: Christina explains the basic structure and set up of the novel through the various characters’s voices: the babybots; Gaby conversing with Mary3; Stephen Chinn; the Dettmans; Alan Turing; and Mary Bradford.
Reading: we discuss the main themes and questions the novel raises.
Kim: Kindred by Octavia Butler
- The Social Dilemma (2020 documentary)
- The Dignity Revolution: Reclaiming God’s Rich Vision for Humanity, by Daniel Darling
- Them: Why We Hate Each Other–and How to Heal, by Ben Sasse
- Divided We Fall: America’s Secessionist Threat and How to Restore Our Nation, by David French
- I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening): A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations, by Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers
- The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion, by Jonathan Haidt
Alex Garland’s (of Ex Machina fame) 2020 TV series Devs.